Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle begins with a day in the life of a young boy named Sam-who resisted sleep the night before and now faces the numerous and often frustrating challenges of sleep deprivation that both children and adults will relate to.
Certified Clinical Sleep Educator Terry Cralle, RN, and W. David Brown, PhD, DABSM, CBSM, have crafted relevant sleep research findings into Snoozby and the Great Big Bedtime Battle to educate children about the impact sleep has on their daily lives. Fully aware of the stressful bedtime battles that play out in homes around the globe every night, the authors raise awareness of the benefits of sleep while "disarming" children who are fighting sleep. In turn, sufficient sleep becomes a "win-win" proposition for everyone.
This illustrated book shows the stark contrast between being sleep deprived and being well rested. Young readers and their parents or caregivers, teachers, and other influential adult role models will learn about the importance of sufficient sleep through following a day in the life of eight-year-old Sam as narrated by Snoozby the Pillow. As Sam "fights" bedtime to stay awake and play, Snoozby "defends" sleep and the bedtime battle ensues.
The reader will see, however, that while Sam may have won the bedtime battle that night, he lost the war when his day at school is completely disrupted due to his lack of sleep. Readers will see the "cause" and "effect" of good sleep-and subsequently that sleep prevails, thanks in part to some heroics on Snoozby's part. Ultimately, Snoozby is victorious in his quest to defend the need for sleep and the reader's take away will be that there is no point in fighting sleep. After all, we sleep to win.