Stories for Sleepy-time

By the end of the day, when all your work is nearly done, there’s nothing better than settling down with your child and a good book guaranteed to help you both unwind after a long tiring day. The Last Word has you covered with this collection of bedtime stories sure to lull your young ones to a nice, deep sleep— and maybe even you too!

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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin

Age range: 3-7 years

Specially designed to help children fall asleep easier, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep follows the adventures of Roger Rabbit who just cannot fall asleep as quickly as he would like. Children and adults alike are sure to enjoy his visit to Uncle Yawn, and his chance encounter with the Sleepy Snail, both of whom have a valuable piece of sleepy-time advice to share with the reader— and, of course, Roger Rabbit!

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Cloudland John Burningham

Age range: 3-7 years

While hurrying home from a hike in the mountains something terrible happens to Albert— he falls off the mountain! But, don’t worry, this story does have a happy ending, for Albert’s fall is broken by a cloud, leading him to discover the fantastical Cloudland. An imaginative spin on the phrase ‘the sky is the limit’, Cloudland is a soothing story to read to your child at bedtime, teaching them that even when amongst the stars and clouds there really is no place quite like home.

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Knight Night Owen Davey

Age range: 2-5 years

At the end of the day every knight must face the greatest adventure of all— getting ready for bed. This picture book is perfect for children who view bedtime as at its best, an ordeal they must endure each day.  With its marvelous illustrations, Knight Night transforms the nightly process of getting your child into bed into a gallant and noble quest that only the very best knights can complete.

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Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard Steve Cole and Bruce Ingman

Age range: 3-5 years

When Joe and Ellie refuse to sleep the New Babysitter has no choice but to coerce them with what seem to be far-fetched threats. After all, which babysitter comes equipped with a leopard, toy-munching monster and special robot to zap her young charges to sleep? But the New Babysitter is no ordinary woman as Joe and Ellie, much to their surprise, soon find out. A comic appeal to children to sleep when they’re told to, Go to Sleep or I Let Loose the Leopard is the perfect book to read to your child as you get them ready for bed.

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Interrupting Chicken David Ezra Stein

Age range: 4-8 years

When the precocious little red chicken wants to hear a bedtime story before sleeping, Papa is wary as his daughter has a habit of interrupting the story and getting so excited she cannot sleep. Will the little red chicken ever go to sleep? Find out in this witty testament to over-active children and their tired parents as bedtime approaches.

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