Whether it’s bedtime or the wee hours of the night, this sweetly illustrated nighttime companion is filled with practical ways to help young insomniacs, ages 5 to 9, with reassuring nighttime routines, creative visualizations, and kid-friendly activities and techniques for addressing bedtime reluctance, managing fears and anxiety, easing nightmares, and inviting pleasant dreaming and positive associations with sleeptime.
“Gover and Newman share sleepy time crafts and games to induce calmer and more restorative sleep for body and mind… a positive way to think about sleep and dreams for your children, grandchildren, or little friend next door.”—Justina Lasley, author of Wake Up to Your Dreams, Founder of the Institute for Dream Studies, and creator of DreamSynergy
"With its warm, inviting pictures, this is the perfect how-to sleep book for children. Your child can use these tools now and into adulthood for a lifetime of great sleep."—Tekla Johnson, LCSW, Pediatric Sleep Coach
"Brimming with ideas to guide children toward peaceful sleep and sweet dreams."—Julia Rawlinson, author of Sweet Dreaming and the Fletcher's Four Seasons series
"This expert guide, with delicious illustrations by Vivian Mineker, offers great tips to help kids (and adults!) fall asleep easily."—Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon and How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?
Tzivia Gover is the author of several books including The Mindful Way to a Good Night’s Sleep and Joy in Every Moment. A Certified Dreamwork Professional and the education director for the Institute for Dream Studies, Gover has led numerous workshops and panels about dreams, mindfulness, and writing, and she holds an MFA in writing from Columbia University. She is an active member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and the founder of 350 Dreamers, an international network of people who dream together for global healing. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, and can be found online at tziviagover.com.
Lesléa Newman has created 75 books for readers of all ages including the children’s classic, Heather Has Two Mommies, the picture books, As Babies Dream; Gittel’s Journey: An Ellis Island Story; Remembering Ethan; Sparkle Boy; and Ketzel, The Cat Who Composed. Her literary awards include two National Jewish Book Awards, the Association of Jewish Libraries Sydney Taylor Body-of-Work Award, the Massachusetts Book Award, and the Christopher Medal. She has received creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation. She lives in Holyoke, MA and can be found online at lesleakids.com.
Vivian Mineker is a Taiwanese American illustrator from Taipei and Portland, OR, currently living in Slovenia. Her process usually starts with watercolor and colored pencils and finishes on the computer for fine details and adjustments.