Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book

Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book


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Ten-time New York Times bestselling author and child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen teams up with artist Gail Yerrill to create a book that helps facilitate sleep. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead pairs whimsical illustrations with storytelling techniques to tire your child’s imagination in order to help them settle down at bedtime and fall asleep.

Read aloud the story of little bear and his friends as they have a big day at the beach, then return home to eat dinner, take their baths, and head to bed, falling gently to sleep alongside your little one.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310758228
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 573,516
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

The Washington Post called Daniel Amen, MD the most popular psychiatrist in America and Sharecare named him the web’s #1 most influential expert and advocate on mental health. Dr. Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist, television producer and ten-time New York Times bestselling author. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York.

Gail Yerrill lives in a village in Bedfordshire, England. She has illustrated and designed products for Marks & Spencer, Harrods, and the BBC among others. Gail has illustrated many children’s books, and is known for her soft, whimsical style which is well loved by children and adults alike.

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Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PennyMindingMom More than 1 year ago
There is no better way to end the day than with a snuggle and a bedtime story. It’s at bedtime that my children will start to tell me all about their day, their hopes and their dreams and I share with them a new bedtime story. “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” will help your little one relax and drift off into a peaceful sleep. “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” written by child psychiatrist, Dr. Daniel Amen, M.D., was created to help your child fall asleep. It is the story of a little bear who doesn’t want to go to sleep. After tucking Little Bear into bed, Mama Bear begins to tell him a wonderful story about a day at the beach with his friend. At the end of the day, the friends return home and get ready for bed where they fall asleep. The artist, Gail Yerrill, has created beautiful images that capture the imagination of any child. The characters are cuddly, reminding the children of several toys that they already own. The colours are soft and calming. I love how the illustrator shows how each character is getting more tired as the day progresses, subtly suggesting to your little one that it’s time to start closing those weary eyes. When I first received the book, I assumed that it was simply just another bedtime story. There is a comment from the author at the beginning of the story that offers suggestions on how to use this book. The book contains specific suggestions that will help your child fall asleep. I was still a little confused as to how this book worked. I read it with my daughter, who still struggles with falling asleep. I assumed that she would be asleep before I finished the story, I was wrong. She was still awake, but noticeably more relaxed. The story is simple, no great mystery to solve or danger to escape. It’s simply about a lazy day at the beach with friends, something most children can relate to. The author describes each event in such a way that your little one can visualize the story in his mind’s eye. “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” is a calming book to share with your little one at bedtime. *Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of “Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book” from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for for my review. All opinions are 100% my own.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book by Daniel Amen is a new picture book for young children. What makes this bedtime story different from other bedtime story books is the integration of suggestive imaginary in aiding children to fall asleep. This book is actually a story within a story as a young child follows along with the bedtime story that a mama bear tells to her baby bear to help her to relax and fall asleep. As a parent reads this story to their child, they can follow along with the suggested relaxation techniques that are subtly integrated in the context of the bedtime story. The soothing sound of waves at the beach, the inviting and comforting towels along the sand where the cute critters nap, the soft, plushy quilt in the bed, as well as the inviting scene of an over sized back seat lined with beach towels all serve to create a soothing atmosphere. The pictures of sleeping animals with half closed eyes and peaceful smiles encourage a child to get ready for bed. The soothing colors and friendly illustrations draw any young child to bed. As a complete package, this book will make the bedtime ritual peaceful and serene. As a blogger for booklook bloggers I received a copy of this book published by Zonderkidz for the purpose of writing this review.
BookwormMama2014 More than 1 year ago
Time for Bed, Sleepyhead is a very unique book. Written by Dr. Amen, a child psychiatrist, it is specialized for winding down and getting ready for bed. My husband and I both found ourselves yawning while reading this to our children, not because it was boring, but because the book was working on us as well as our kids. While the story is great at getting the kids to exhaust their imagination and get sleepy, there are a few pages that are a little long, but not overly so. Beautiful illustrations and a fun story. Overall both my husband and I, and our two boys (ages 4 and 2) enjoyed this book and have added it to our nighttime routine. I received a free copy of Time for Bed Sleepyhead from Zonderkidz in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.
LivingaFitandFulllife More than 1 year ago
Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book by Dr. Daniel Amen is both adorable and very helpful! My kids love when my husband and I read books to them before bed and I have to admit I love it too! Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book by Dr. Daniel Amen is an absolutely wonderful book to help kids settle down for bed. I've found that this book truly does help my kids calm down and they seem to fall asleep faster which is definitely something this mom of 4 likes. The illustrations throughout are beautiful and my kids enjoy looking through the book. The story of little bear and his friends is fun and my kids enjoy listening to the story. Time for Bed, Sleepyhead: The Falling Asleep Book by Dr. Daniel Amen is the perfect way to help kids settle down for bed! Disclosure: I received product(s) for free, in exchange for my honest review. I only recommend products I've used personally, and believe will be good fit for consumers.
BookwormforKids More than 1 year ago
By taking young children on a lovely journey, this story lulls to sleep and inspires comforting dreams. Little Bear isn't ready to fall asleep no matter what Mama Bear says. So she invites him on an imaginary journey to a day at the beach with a car load of friends. This book is written by the popular psychiatrist Daniel Amen, M.D., with the purpose of assisting parents/grandparents to guide their children into sleep through visual and calming techniques. In this sense, it does a wonderful job. The gentle listing of friends, imagery of situations which inspire secure and comforting feelings, and mental guidance all the way through a relaxing end encourage the mind to slow down. The illustrations accompany this goal masterfully. They are kept in the pastel colors range--bright yet soothing. All creatures and scenes inspire good feelings and a sense of friendship and security. The illustrations, even outside of their calming goals, are a treat to look at. The animals and scenes are well done. Young readers are sure to grab the book and flip through them again and again. The journey the bear and his friends embark on is well paced and brings up several moments young readers can relate to. The details to each friend and what they do is sure to grab interest and remain in memory. Although most of the book is well-geared to the younger age group, there are times which the writing has too much of an adult/clinical touch. My kids were a little irritated by this and realized right away it isn't a 'normal' bedtime book. In the first pages, Mother Bear tries to explain why Little Bear needs to sleep, but her explanation has a 'professional' touch (not that of a mother). Although the story is lovely and easy to read, the flow is broken by constant listing of times--now this. Then this. Summed up, this is a wonderful book to use as a mental journey to guide young children to sleep with illustrations which are sure to grab their interest. The listeners are sure to grow drowsy and the described mental trip is very fitting for the age group. But if the kids are looking for a true story and don't have the patience to take a trip in their mind themselves, this might not be the best choice. I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.