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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book (Classic Seuss) [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Seuss
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (250 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Celebrate sleep with Dr. Seuss’s classic rhyming good-night picture book. Van Vleck, a very small bug, is getting sleepy, and his yawn — contagious as yawns are — sets off a chain reaction, making all those around him feel sleepy, too! With typically Seussian nods to alarm clocks, sleepwalking, and snoring, this charming ode to bedtime will lull listeners (and readers) toward dreamland. Zzzzzzzzzz.

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Illus. in color. "Deliberately calculated to make its readers yawn. No one could resist those zillions of astonishing sleepyheads."--The New York Times.  

From the Back Cover

A Chunky Book® with an added surprise--a punch-out piece to play with.

Everyone loves Dr. Seuss!

A true original, he wrote and illustrated over 50 classic children's books with total sales of more than 100 million copies. For children of all ages.

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99 of 101 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book! August 19, 1999
By A Customer
My son received this book as a gift when he was four. I had never heard of it before. The first time I read it to my son, it seemed incredibly long, but after a couple of readings, I loved the book as much as my son does. Now I'm thrilled when I see that he has picked this book for his bedtime story. I never tire of reading about how sleepers are counted and the sleep-walking Crandalls and the salesmen with their Zizzer-Zoof seeds. And the illustrations are wonderful! The page near the end which shows a multitude of creatures asleep for the night is a favorite -- my son can look at and talk about that page for 10 minutes! I am sorry I missed out on this book growing up, but at least my son hasn't!
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64 of 65 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely mesmerizing May 29, 2001
This is possibly the best of Dr. Seuss. It was my favorite as a child, and it is my favorite today.
Many of Seuss' books focus on characters and stories (Cat in the Hat), or on his delightful wordplay (Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish). The Sleep Book focuses instead on almost pure imagination.
Because of this, it may not have quite the marketing potential of his other books. There is no mascot, no catch-phrase. You won't find a Sleep Book t-shirt or plush toy.
What you will find here are lavish illustrations - huge surreal landscapes with impossible creatures sleeping in every available nook and cranny. You will find an exploration of an entire world of creatures as each prepares for the night in its own unique way.
You will also find creatures who are not quite perfect little sleepers. If your child is a sleepwalker, a sleeptalker, or a snorer, they will find creatures who do this every night as a sport. With this simple elegant device, Dr. Seuss manages to comfort children who may have these difficulties in his delightfully subtle fashion.
I know of no other book that is quite so good at putting a noisy mind to rest. Maybe Goodnight Moon. Maybe.
Every creature that sleeps should own this book.
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60 of 66 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................ September 20, 2002
Shake myself awake again to tell my sleepy view... of Dr. Seuss's "Sleep Book," a childhood favorite that has survived all the insomniac years of growing up and turning a bit more vintage. So many of my childhood books have vanished somewhere along that winding time-route... somewhere on those many travels and address changes, moved from one previous life to another former life to another life begun today. Lost, but for this one. And when a family pet took a toothy chomp along the binding, no matter, I had to buy another. Children's book? Ah, for the child in all of us! For we all sleep, and we all dream. The first stretchy yawn is as delicious as the final one, and the overall feel of this Seussian masterpiece is cozy, and warm, and comforting. I remember well my fascination with the unique characters as a child, with all their quirky sleep routines. I found them fully as endearing when reading the book, over and over again, to my own children. With anticipation of grandchildren looming somewhere within the next decade... I look forward to sharing these cozy yawns with yet another generation. The book is a timeless classic.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
This book is the next best thing to a ride in the car to help your youngster get to sleep. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book will also provide lots of relaxing evening reads . . . that will leave you in a good mood for a restful night, as well.
Many people report having trouble getting to sleep throughout their entire lives. Sleep experts advise creating new behaviors that enourage drowsiness. Avoid caffeine. Put the lights on low. Have some quiet music. Avoid activities in bed other than sleeping (I've always wondered about that one, too, for the parents). Keep a regular schedule. Have some hot milk.
So Dr. Seuss right away changes the rules. "This Book is to be Read in Bed."
You will immediately meet a "very small bug . . . Van Vleck
is yawning so wide
you can look down his neck."
Now a yawn is catching. In fact, I'm yawning as I type this section.
Before I knew about this book, one of my favorite methods of helping our youngsters settle down was to go into their room to read a story while yawning uncontrollably. They could seldom resist yawning themselves for longer than two minutes. Pretty soon the eye lids were heavy. Dr. Seuss gives you some additional hypnotic suggestions to help with this process, so you'll soon be a sleep-inducing magician.
"The yawn of that one little bug is still spreading!"
"And people are gradually starting to say,
'I feel rather drowsy. I've had quite a day.'"
"Creatures are starting to think about rest.
Two Biffer-Baum Birds are now building their nest."
"Sleepy thoughts are spreading throughout the whole land.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only time we want a book to put us to sleep March 29, 1999
By A Customer
At the age of 7, reading the sleep book would overcome my insomnia. Now, 30 years later, I have rediscovered its magic. My 4 year old daughter loves the good doctor's work, can recite "The Sneetches" and will pick up your efforts to skip pages.
Buy this book. It's the best investment you'll ever make for bedtimes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic
I used to read this to my children and now I read it to my grandchildren.
It never fails to entertain and put them to sleep.
Published 3 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This book is a great addition to our library. Both kids 3&1 love it
Published 4 days ago by Patricia Macko
5.0 out of 5 stars good purchase!
I purchased this book for my great niece who was born in November. I believe it is not too early to start reading to your child. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Daisy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best bedtime story ever!
This is my favorite bedtime book from childhood. I always give copies to friends having baby showers, or at kids' birthday parties. Read more
Published 13 days ago by BoogieDown
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best bedtime story. Love Dr Seuss.
Published 14 days ago by Laurie Bostian
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
First time reading for me and my kids. Just another terrific bedtime story. Feels a lot like One Fish mixed with Circus. Highly recommended
Published 23 days ago by Brad Belote
5.0 out of 5 stars I can not say enough good about this book! It's one of our very...
Oh my goodness! I can not say enough good about this book! It works wonders. It probably took 10 times of reading it before I actually got to the end of the book - my child and... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mama LeeAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Dr Seuss!
Published 1 month ago by carsonangel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My four boys have always loved this book.
Published 1 month ago by Kristy
5.0 out of 5 stars Seuss Classic
One of my favorite books growing up to read for bedtime. It's a little long so really young kids aren't likely to make it through in one reading but it's great for young kids.
Published 1 month ago by CC
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"A person's a person, no matter how small," Theodor Seuss Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, would say. "Children want the same things we want. To laugh, to be challenged, to be entertained and delighted."

Brilliant, playful, and always respectful of children, Dr. Seuss charmed his way into the consciousness of four generations of youngsters and parents. In the process, he helped millions of kids learn to read.

Dr. Seuss was born Theodor Geisel in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1925, he went to Oxford University, intending to acquire a doctorate in literature. At Oxford, Geisel met Helen Palmer, whom he wed in 1927. Upon his return to America later that year, Geisel published cartoons and humorous articles for Judge, the leading humor magazine in America at that time. His cartoons also appeared in major magazines such as Life, Vanity Fair, and Liberty. Geisel gained national exposure when he won an advertising contract for an insecticide called Flit. He coined the phrase, "Quick, Henry, the Flit!" which became a popular expression.

Geisel published his first children's book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, in 1937, after 27 publishers rejected it.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1984, an Academy Award, three Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and three Caldecott Honors, Geisel wrote and illustrated 44 books. While Theodor Geisel died on September 24, 1991, Dr. Seuss lives on, inspiring generations of children of all ages to explore the joys of reading.

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