Sleepy Toes (A Padded Board Book) (Novelty book)
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.
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"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
For anyone wanting to try a steam punk or for steam-punk aficionados this book is ideal. Set in two distinct steam-punk worlds that have turned 19th Century European life on its head: the world of the Clankers, advanced and powerful steam-powered machines in Austral-Hungary, and that of the Beasties, genetically fabricated Darwinian creatures in Britain. The story follows Daryn, a girl disguised as a boy to enter the British Air Service so she can fly. It also follows Alek, the prince of Austral-Hungary who must flee his royal after his parents are assassinated. From two separate opposing worlds, Alek and Daryn are thrown together by extreme circumstances aboard the mighty airship, the giant hydrogen-breathing modified whale of the air the Leviathan. A roller-coaster of action and intrigue, this book is also an incredibly well thought out politically and historically. - Linnea