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The Kitten Who Wants To Fall Asleep: A story to help children go to sleep Paperback – September 2, 2015
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"Misti, a kitten, wants very much to go to sleep, but she has many things on her mind. Fortunately, she has a fairy grandmother who's eager to help her and her friend (the reader) drift off. ...A soothing, slumber-inducing story for young readers...." -Kirkus Reviews
"This charming fairytale ... is interwoven with psychological sleep-inducing techniques which are astonishingly effective. ... 'The Kitten Who Wants To Fall Asleep' also uses the hypnotic power of rhyme and rhythm. Throughout history, songs and lullabies have traditionally been used to lull children to sleep. Children ... can fall asleep easily while listening to the tale of Misti the Kitty." - The Children's Book Review
About the Author
Author Cecilia Egan is the mother of three daughters. She has written numerous children's books, both fiction and non-fiction. Her stories have been read aloud on ABC television's 'Playschool' program, and are popular right across the globe.
Elizabeth Alger is a well-known children's book illustrator who studied Art & Design at Monash University, Australia.
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Cecilia Egan has used research on how children fall asleep to create some powerful soporific magic. The overall narrative of Misti the Kitty is lovely, even for the adult reader. I especially liked the wonderful rhymes that Cecilia has woven into the story.
The book also has tips on how to create a sleep-inducing environment for your sleep-resistant child. How I wish I’d had it when my eldest son had such trouble falling asleep!
The book is part of ‘The Kitten Who…’ series, which includes ‘The Kitten Who Wants To Be The Boss Of Her Temper’ and ‘The Kitten Who Wants To Say Goodbye To Diapers’.
This is an interactive book that allows the parent to read a story, while also interjecting their child’s name into the text and making them a part of the narrative. It has cues for parents to be able to change their voice in order to emphasise certain words.
While Misti, the kitten in the narrative is attempting to fall asleep she uses various sleep strategies such as breathing and clenching her muscles, this is also teaching the child themselves how to put themselves to sleep.
The other thing that I really like about this book is the reminder in the beginning about how to promote a healthy bedtime routine. While all of the suggestions are common sense as a parent I would have appreciated the reminder because in the stress and pressure of caring for a small child, and the sleep deprivation that goes along with it, I found myself forgetting common sense.
As I was reading this book I actually found myself following the visual suggestions and the rhythm of the narrative was soothing and calming me. This is a real treasure for any parents who are needing a little helper with their child’s bedtime and is a great introduction to establishing a routine of reading at night before sleep.
There are also other books in the series that help with other problems such as getting out of diapers and learning to control their temper.