Can you count the number of nights you slept after you baby was born? Do you remember--or are you now suffering through--the cries that can mean anything from Change me now, to I'm hungry, to Time to come in and play with me?
In Sherry Ellis' That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN, there's no question about who's the head of the household. It's the baby! The little darling who was born with feed-and-play-on-demand talents is making his message clear: I want you...and I want you now! Ms. Ellis understands the world of the sleep-deprived and felt compelled to write a book that might make every family's sleepless nights bearable. Thus, the first lines of the book:
"I was sleeping in my bed and a dream was in my head when..."
That baby woke me up, AGAIN!
To hear an interview with the author about the book, go to www.globaltalkradio.com. then click on, "A Story to Tell." The interview is on the September 5, 2005 edition.
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A household that has ever had an infant in it knows who is truly in charge, no matter the hour – the baby! Author Sherry Ellis takes a hilarious look at how a baby’s sleep pattern (or lack of one) effects the entire household in That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN! The story is told from the older sister’s point of view. It seems each time she finally falls asleep, she’s awaken by the cries of her baby brother. The sister tells how the sleepless nights are dealt with by each family member. In addition, she’s reminded she was once the one making the noise keeping everyone awake. This is a charming story about sleep-deprived households that seem to cater to the whims of infants. The story is told with love, humor and a great understanding of the experience. Don Berry does an excellent job illustrating the story. His brightly colored drawings bring the story to life. That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN! is a great way to share the joys of 3 a.m. cries with older siblings for a better understanding of what they are going through and what they did themselves. A neat book to include with baby shower gifts. FTC Full Disclosure – I won a copy of this book from the author’s website. No review was required, requested or even suggested. It is done by me for my own reasons. Receiving this complimentary copy did not influence my review.
If you are a parent, or an older sibling, what was one of the most pressing problems that you experienced when a newborn baby was in the house? A common answer is sleep deprivation. In That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN!, a little girl is sleeping and dreaming when, WAAAAH!!! Her baby brother cries, and she hears her mama's footsteps shuffling down the hall to the nursery. This happens night after night. Even Papa wonders why the baby can't sleep without a peep. So the next morning, when the girl wakes with bags under her eyes, she asks Mama why the baby cries so much. What will Mama tell her? And will they be able to arrive at a solution? Author Sherry Ellis, who has also written That Mama Is a Grouch, is a professional musician and the mother of two children, both of whom were late-night entertainers. Using poetic text combined with cute, full-color drawings by illustrator Don Berry, she speaks through the voice of experience to all those bleary-eyed young families who wonder whether they will ever get a full night's sleep again. As the father of two sons, I have spent my share of sleepless nights with crying babies as well and can attest to Ms. Ellis's implication that the best way to make it through this period of a child's early life is simply to remember that "This, too, shall pass." Even the most fatigued members of a household will find that the book may make their nights more bearable.