Children’s Corner — Time for Bed, Sleepyhead (The Falling Asleep Book)

5 Oct

51o2pyqoptl-_sy416_bo1204203200_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.


51s0mrhbkzl-_ux250_Dr. Daniel G. Amen is a physician, double board certified psychiatrist and ten-time New York Times bestselling author.

He is the Founder and CEO of Amen Clinics in Costa Mesa and San Francisco, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. Amen Clinics have the world’s largest database of functional brain scans relating to behavior, totaling nearly 100,000 scans on patients from 111 countries.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, the highest award they give members, and is the lead researcher on the world’s largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study on professional football players. His research has not only demonstrated high levels of brain damage in players, he also showed the possibility of significant recovery for many with the principles that underlie his work.

Together with Pastor Rick Warren and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen is also one of the chief architects on Saddleback Church’s The Daniel Plan, a 52-week program to get people healthy through their religious organizations.

Gail Yerrill is a freelance illustrator. Since leaving University in 1998 with a BA in two dimensional design, Gail has been specialising in greeting cards and children’s books. She mainly uses watercolours, but also likes to experiment with mixed media and different papers and textures. Her work is quirky and fun and has a strong sense of colour and pattern combined with hand drawn type. It is varied and can stretch from tiny watercolours to huge wall murals. Gail lives in Bedford with her husband and two children.

My Impressions:

Dr. Daniel Amen is an expert on how the brain works. He used his knowledge and expertise with his own child when putting her to bed. Those years of success have been translated into a beautifully illustrated children’s book, Time for Bed, Sleepyhead. Though all my children are grown, I remember well the struggle bedtime could be. With little minds full of questions, images and sometimes anxiety, it could be daunting to get them to go to sleep. Amen’s book works to tire out a child’s imagination while slowly bringing them to a state of rest. And while I can’t vouch for its effectiveness (though I did find myself yawning while reading it 😉 ), the book does provide a great way for parents to spend time with their kids before the lights go out.


Audience: children.

To purchase, click HERE.

(Thanks to Zonderkidz for a review copy. All opinions expressed are mine alone.)

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