Sleepy Toes (A Padded Board Book) (Novelty book)
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
Cori Doerrfeld is the illustrator of over 15 books for children, including three self-authored/self-illustrated books. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
"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 fantasy fans who want a more historical tale, or historical fiction buffs who want something a little more fantastical this genre-bending book is the perfect choice! It follows Lee Westfall, a young woman living in 19th century Georgia who has a secret: she is a gold diviner. When tragedy strikes her family, her only option for escape and opportunity seems to be joining a wagon trail west to strike it rich in California’s gold rush. But the journey is more harrowing than she can imagine… she must disguise herself as a boy and face all manner of tribulations on the trail. This book is incredibly engrossing… not only is the story suspenseful, but the characters and fantastical elements are portrayed in such an intimate way it feels almost like reading real history. - Linnea