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Children's LiteratureLulu and Ted are two stuffed animals that have no problem falling asleep at night. Harry is a stuffed elephant who assumes that like his friends, he will also fall right off to sleep. All of his usual nighttime preparations are made but to Harry's dismay, sleep does not come. He tries reading, cleaning, even jumping up and down, but still, sleep does not come. It is the kindness, support, and encouragement of Harry's two friends that eventually help him to forget his worries and drift into a deep and contented sleep. The story uses simple words and a rhythm pattern to capture and hold the attention of young children. The soft and warm illustrations in this endearing picture book help to convey a feeling of comfort and security. Anyone who has ever had difficulty falling asleep, and even those who have not, will certainly sympathize with Harry. This book can be enjoyed at anytime, not just bedtime. 2003, Candlewick Press, Ages 4 to 8.