This collection of five "calming tales to read at bedtime"
manages to be both engaging and soothing, the brief stories—including "The Tree Who Wanted to Stay Up Late" and "The Ever-So-Tired Snail"— combining interesting characters with highly
suggestive plot points about the importance of sleep. Paired with science-backed tips for caregivers for how to develop a relaxing nighttime ritual that sets the stage for good sleep, it's a useful tool for grown-ups navigating the exasperating drama of a child's bedtime. The stories are designed for ages 5 to 7, but snoozers of all ages can benefit from the helpful sleep techniques. (KG)