The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep

The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep: A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep

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Author: Ehrlin, Carl-Johan Forssén

Brand: Crown Books for Young Readers


  • Crown Books for Young Readers

Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 40

Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers

Release Date: 04-10-2016

Details: Product description Add variety to your child’s bedtime routine with the latest book from the author of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, the New York Times and international bestseller that parents have been raving about! Features all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to reclaim bedtime and provide a sweet and tender end to each day. Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, children meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that help them relax and slip into slumber quickly. The story works perfectly for either naptime or bedtime. Children will love switching between stories about both Roger the Rabbit ( The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep) and Ellen the Elephant ( The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep), and parents will appreciate the diverse ways each character will help their loved ones fall asleep quickly and easily. Includes never-before-seen material that will make a difference at bedtime, including insightful sleep tips and answers to frequently asked questions to help guide families to an even more satisfying nighttime routine! Advance Praise from Parents “Even better than The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.” “It's nice to have an alternative for a bit of variety.” “You only have to read a few pages and you have a sleeping child!” “A must-have book in our home!” Praise for The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep: New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller Publishers Weekly Bestseller Translated into 43 Languages “The magical book that will have your kids asleep in minutes.” — New York Post “On the cover of [ The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep] there’s a sign that reads, ‘I can make anyone fall asleep’—and that’s a promise sleep-deprived parents can’t resist.” —NPR “For many parents, getting kids to fall asleep can be a nightmare. But [ The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep] . . . promises to make the process easier and help kids to drift off to sleep faster.” —CBS News “A book whose powerfully soporific effects my son is helpless to resist.” — The New York Times From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2—From the author of The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, this is the second book in a series that is said to have a "sleep-promoting" effect on children (and adults). Ellen the Elephant takes readers on a long journey through a magical and "sleepy" forest while introducing a host of drowsy characters along the way. The story line is choppy, and all of the character interactions revolve around the end goal of sleep for this tired elephant. The illustrations are unexceptional and do little to enhance the narrative. The book begins with instructions to readers and explains when text should be emphasized and when it should be read in a more soothing tone. The prose is also marked with specific breaks where readers are prompted to yawn in order to induce sleep. A Q&A section in the back urges readers to adapt the title to fit the needs of each child. VERDICT Instructional in nature, this selection will interest parents who are desperate to get their little ones to sleep. However, any classic bedtime story will do a better job of creating that special bedtime bonding experience.—Kristen Todd-Wurm, Middle Country Public Library, NY About the Author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin is a behavioral scientist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and teaches communications at a Swedish university. He is also a life coach and leadership trainer. Carl-Johan has combined all these skills and experiences in developing the techniques in this book. Read more about the author at or on his Facebook pages Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin and The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep. Sydney Hanson was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets, and her illustrations and paintings still reflect a love for animals and the natural world. In addition to her book illustrations, Sydney is an experienced 2-D and 3-D production artist who has worked for several animation companies, including Nickelodeon and Disney Interactive. She lives in Los Angeles.

Languages: English