Go To Sleep
Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that something is wrong … The award-winning bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love! Sleep!
Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that something is wrong … The award-winning bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love!
Many thanks to the author Marion Adams, the publisher Full Media Ltd and blog tour organiser Rachel Gilbey for the ARC in return for an honest review.
I Can’t Sleep is a joyful and adorable book for parents to read to their children or for younger independent readers.
I know a very special little girl called Sammie who loves books, but often has trouble going to sleep. Last year I first heard her say, “but I can’t remember how to go to sleep”, she was only three, but I will always remember her earnest and worried little face and when on reading this delightful book my heart melted and I knew then how special I Can’t Sleep is. Marion Adams understands that books for this age group need to be appealing and delightful if they are to engage curious little minds and feed both their intelligence and inspire a love of reading.
It’s funny and at the same time endearing, dealing with an issue that plagues so many children and their parents. How do you, when life is full of so many wonders and sometimes scary moments, simply lie down and go to sleep? Well you could count sheep, like Tansy the sheep does. But if that doesn’t work, all you need is an adult, or sheep dog in this case, to ease your worries and sleep will come. How delightful and special is that?
The illustrations are gorgeous and attractive, another very important factor in books for children in this age group 3-7. Reading for them is as much a visual experience, as learning to read the words. As they sit next to their parents listening to them read, they are attracted by the quality of the pictures and I Can’t Sleep is full of delightful and eye-catching illustrations.
It is I think a book that will come to be cherished by parents and children alike. I know one very special and gentle little girl, who will take heart from the fact that Tansy the sheep understands her fragile and troubled relationship with sleep. It will give her heart to know that she is not alone. She is wonderful, sometimes strong willed, stubborn, but always tender-hearted and she needs to sleep if she is to enjoy each new day and the wonders it holds. Hopefully this book and its delightful story with a happy ending will help with that.
I Can’t Sleep is going to a new home, to Sammie with love from Auntie Susan and my thanks to Marion Adams for her charming and gorgeous book.
About the author
Marion Adams has been writing for as long as she can remember, usually for fun and sometimes for money as well. She started her career as an in-house copywriter with a publisher and now works as a freelance proofreader and editor. It’s her dream job because she’s paid to read all day (and eat dark chocolate). Over the years, she’s written all kinds of things for both adults and children, some serious and some less so, with published work including magazine stories, articles, poems, plays and non-fiction books.
Marion lives in Devon, UK, and when she’s not reading or writing (or eating dark chocolate), she loves going for walks on the wild moors where her picture book Go To Sleep! is set.