Sleepy Toes (A Padded Board Book) (Novelty book)
A head-to-toe goodnight story that prepares little ones for sleep!
Are your toes getting sleepy? So very, very sleepy?
All day long they wiggle along -- wiggly, wobbly toes.
But now it's time to get some rest, so tomorrow we can be our best!
In the vein of such modern-day classics as Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep comes an irresistibly sweet goodnight story just right for little ones who need to get the wiggles out before settling down for bedtime. With soothing mindfulness language filled with gentle rhymes by debut author Kelli McNeil paired with adorable artwork by Cori Doerrfeld, this simple story masterfully captivates and lulls readers into slumber -- starting from their tickly toes all the way to their sleepy, blinky eyes!
Based on the author's grandmother's special mindful storytelling technique for quieting down rowdy grandchildren, this simple goodnight guide is sure to be a classic bedtime story in the making.
About the Author
Kelli McNeil is a creative director of her own company as well as a children's book author. When not working, she loves being an airplane pilot! She lives in Los Angeles.
Cori Doerrfeld is the illustrator of over 15 books for children, including three self-authored/self-illustrated books. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"The overall sense is that for these kids -- and, by extension, readers -- bedtime is just one more thing they've got completely under control." -- Publishers Weekly
"Caregivers everywhere will want to have this book in their bedtime arsenal. " -- School Library Journal
"A good-night tour of body parts for the mildly sleep-resistant. McNeill's text incorporates a simple mindfulness technique of first noticing, then consciously relaxing each body part to help energetic toddlers slow down enough to fall sleep." -- Kirkus Reviews
Praise for Cori Doerrfeld
* "Doerrfeld [focuses] on the interplay between two vividly drawn personalities and powerful imaginations-and the results are fresh and fun." - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
A beautiful retelling of the legend of Snow and Rose, this gentle fairy tales brims with all the requisite traditions: dwarfs, missing person, enchanted forest and strange creatures. As in her highly imaginative picture books, first time middle grade novelist Emily Winfield Martin paints the sisters, Snow and Rose, as not exact opposites, but more like complimentary gears, who thrive on different aspects of the same thing. Recommended as a read-aloud, this beautifully illustrated tale will delight the young and young-at-heart! - Maureen