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if you want to fall asleep
by jackie azúa kramer
illustrated by lisa brandenburg
It’s a sweet bedtime battle between Little Mouse’s endless excuses for his lack of sleep and his mother’s loving and imaginative suggestions. A night filled with pirates, pancakes, floating among stars. Wait for yawning. And stretching. And sleepy thoughts. And drowsy eyes.
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“Lulling language, key bedtime trigger words & gentle repetition are sure to help tiny eyes close. Children will enjoy witnessing Little Mouse's mischief & that of his many toys. A common nighttime predicament with a few not-so-common solutions.”-- Kirkus Reviews
"The perfect bedtime story for little ones who refuse to go to sleep! It would also be fun for Pajama Storytimes." -- Emily Harris, Siouxland Libraries
"Delightful lyrical story ... perfect to share with your little mouse at bedtime." -- Marilyn Panton, Storywraps
"A good bedtime story for pre-schoolers." -- Carla Johnson-Hicks, elementary school educator