Today it’s my turn to be on the blog tour for these two great books, Go To Sleep! and Sarah’s Shadow.
Go To Sleep!
Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that something is wrong … The award-winning bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love!
My two year old struggles to unwind and fall asleep, so I was eager to read this book to her to see if could help us. Go To Sleep! is a relaxing tale that is perfect for quiet storytime before bed. Does it help my daughter to drift off to sleep? Not really but she is one hyper toddler! It does however settle her somewhat so I’m sure as she gets older it will help us.
The main character in the story is Tansy a sheep who struggles to fall asleep. Her mum tells her to think of something she likes to do, but this doesn’t help at all. So when a wise old owl tells her to count the sheep all around her, Tansy thinks it’s a wonderful idea. Will this help? I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you!
Full of lovely illustrations that are fun and colourful and it does make you want to count sheep before bedtime!
Recommended age: 3-7 years
Marion Adams has been writing for as long as she can remember, usually for fun and sometimes for money as well. She started her career as an in-house copywriter with a publisher and now works as a freelance proofreader and editor. It’s her dream job because she’s paid to read all day (and eat dark chocolate). Over the years, she’s written all kinds of things for both adults and children, some serious and some less so, with published work including magazine stories, articles, poems, plays and non-fiction books.
Marion lives in Devon, UK, and when she’s not reading or writing (or eating dark chocolate), she loves going for walks on the wild moors where her picture book Go To Sleep! is set.
If you could change something about yourself, would you do it? When Sarah Simpkins is teased about her shadow in the school playground, she finds herself wishing she didn’t have one. That night she has the chance to make the wish come true. But will losing her shadow really make her happy?
Sarah’s shadow disappears after she wishes it away, through bullying.
This book deals with body confidence issues and bullying, in the playground. Well written and the subjects approached for ages of young children. It’s too young for my two year old to understand, although we enjoyed the illustrations, but ideal for 5-8 year olds I would say.
Nick Jones is an author based in Cheshire, UK, but originally from Bristol. He has written a series of joke books and an illustrated children’s book. His first joke book, Gagged and Bound, was written during the summer of 2014 and was published by Full Media Ltd later in the year to critical acclaim, garnering positive reviews from numerous book review websites such as Reader’s Favorite and The Bookbag. A follow-up, Gagged and Bound 2, was released a year later and received a similarly positive response, and in 2017 Nick returned with the third instalment. Nick returned with a very different book, Sarah’s Shadow, in December 2017. He has several new books in the pipeline including two picture books and a children’s joke book.
Here are the other bloggers on the tour. Why not head back over to them and check out their reviews, guest posts and more.
Thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour.
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