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I’ll admit, I was reluctant at first when I read about Sam the Sleepy Sheep and if it would really work in helping my youngest child to sleep or even feel sleepy. You know the routine – “I’m not tired. I still want to play. Can’t I play for just a little bit more? I need a glass of water.” Those are just a few of the excuses I get in the evening – just as everyone else does, too. I have read all kinds of different books, hoping, just hoping that the books will calm them down and help them sleep – so you can see why I was hesitant.
I said I would try this book and just see how effective it would be. I really was amazed, truly. It is an interactive book – meaning you do have to change up your voice and you do have to add some yawns and if possible, have your child lie down. However, even with me sitting near her, reading and showing the pictures (although not recommended, I don’t know a child who does not want to see the pictures) – she fell asleep after we read.
It has 3 different stories in it, and can make it a little longer to read, but isn’t that the point of reading? You have one book you read (instead of the 3 or more you have to read) and it really did make my youngest sleepy. She did not fall asleep during the book, but she did feel tired and at the end said, “I’m pretty tired now.” Who would have thought!
The next evening she asked to read the same book! The same thing happened the next evening, she stayed awake for everything, but did fall asleep pretty quickly.
Thank you for creating this book – as they say – it is a magical bedtime story with natural ways to get your child to sleep. It is pretty easy for children to understand. And I think the tag line is (or it should be!): Who knew bedtime could be so easy!
Here are some links of where to find it and even buy it: