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Both spirited and soothing, this bedtime read-aloud story is the perfect preface for a trip to dreamland. The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds.Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds.Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave.But there's one little sleepyhead who's not in his bed.WhBoth spirited and soothing, this bedtime read-aloud story is the perfect preface for a trip to dreamland. The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds.Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds.Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave.But there's one little sleepyhead who's not in his bed.Where, oh where, could he be?This sweet, snuggly, and silly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations is sure to prepare little ones for a cozy night's sleep....

Title : Sleepyheads
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ISBN : 9781442422667
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Sleepyheads Reviews

  • Camie
    2019-04-22 05:49

    Ellie Sept. From Gma

  • :Donna Marie
    2019-03-24 07:45

    SLEEPYHEADS As soon as I set eyes on this cover, I was looking forward to reading it. Yes, there are plenty of "goodnight" books out there, but some are truly perfect for bedtime reading. This is one of them!The text is simple and sweet, carrying you through the bedtime habits of animal after animal, leading you through the full spectrum of the animal kingdom. That hints at the story's conclusion, but I don't want to spoil it for you. You'll just have to find out for yourselves!I cannot say enough about the tender, warm, "sleepy" images created by the talented Joyce Wan. Known for her beautiful and bold board books, this is the first of her illustrations I've seen rendered with soft shading. The book is truly stunning and it will be making it onto my bookshelf to enjoy myself, but also to enjoy with future grandchildren. It's the perfect path to dreamland :)

  • Yvonne
    2019-04-21 08:04

    I borrowed this board book from the library and loved it so much, I ordered a copy. Love how the moon, stars and fireflies almost glows in semi darkness and the poetry of sleepy animals falling asleep in reeds, weeds, waves and caves. Hoping baby grows to love this as a bedtime story too.

  • Becky R.
    2019-03-24 10:02

    Trying to check out some new children's books for Christmas gifts and as possible resources in my English classes. This one is a definite plus for gift-giving. Such a sweet little night-time read.

  • Doris Fisher
    2019-03-28 11:57

    Wonderful rhyming and delightful art!

  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    2019-04-18 07:50

    Howatt, Sandra J. Sleepyheads Illustrated by Joyce Wan Little Simon, 2016. $7.99 BOARD BOOK Content: G. In this adorable rhyming book the reader looks for all the wild animals asleep in the trees, woods and river. Then we go inside the house and look at where the pets sleep, but when we get to the child’s bed he is missing. As we look we find him in mother’s arms. This book is so cute and great for bedtime. I loved the sweet illustrations and the story is entertaining for little readers as they look for the child. PREK – ESSENTIAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.

  • Fritz Loehrke
    2019-04-19 10:54

    It's cute and has nice pictures, but it doesn't name the animals! Everyone is just "sleepy head." and it's really easy to modify to say the animal names, like instead of "another sleepyhead" you can say "an otter sleepyhead" or "a squirrel sleepyhead" and it works fine, so I don't know why the author was so lazy.

  • Whitney
    2019-04-21 05:07

    I'm trying to read to my baby boy before he's born and while doing so, find the books I really like that I want to add to my registry and eventually his little library! This one definitely made the cut! It was an adorable book about sleeping animals and another sleepyhead that's missing from his bed. It was really sweet with beautiful illustrations.

  • Danielle Winter
    2019-03-29 11:59

    This is a great read outloud for any sleepyhead!

  • Holli
    2019-04-05 09:57


  • Betsey Brannen
    2019-04-17 08:54

    Another adorable bedtime baby book.

  • Cindy
    2019-04-07 04:50

    This is one of the most adorable toddler books I have ever read. My 2 year old boy loves it and wants to read it daily.

  • Rachel Ayers
    2019-04-16 11:11

    Super cute illustrations.

  • Krissy
    2019-04-07 04:53

    Adorable bedtime book! I wish I could let my sweet baby sleep in my arms all night long.

  • Dana
    2019-04-01 06:58

    Sweet illustrations help teach wee ones about animals and where they sleep written in rhyme with a precious surprise ending. Great for a bedtime story.

  • Anne
    2019-04-17 05:06

    1000 Books before Kindergarten

  • Dana
    2019-04-20 11:45

    A sweet book to help coax a sleepy one to bed while learning about nature and animal sleeping spots.

  • Cathy Mealey
    2019-04-16 10:42

    Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the sun sets quite late in the summer. I relied on room-darkening blinds and soft music to lull my toddlers to sleep when the sun was still shining. If only I had owned a copy of Sandra Howatt’s delightful, yawn-inducing Sleepyheads about a decade ago!Howatt’s story begins outdoors under soft moonlight with a delightful assortment of cuddly creatures snoozing in nests, trees, caves and waves. The cozy dozers – bear, duck, rabbit, pig – are relaxed and content. Quiet oozes throughout the soft “S” assonance sprinkled through the rhyming lines. While an owl keeps vigil (This one’s not a sleepyhead – this one slept all day!) we transition inside the house where the cat and dog are sound asleep. There is one last special sleepyhead to be found, where a pillow, bed and blanket await.Wan’s illustrations are perfectly sweet, soft and soothing. Fuzzy, thick-edged images reinforce the look of deep night sky, with subtle pops of pink, green and brown. The creatures are rounded into large, simple shapes that are just right for little ones learning animal names and homes. The night sky is sprinkled with luminous, glowing stars as tiny fireflies dot pages in a lovely rhythm.Sleepyheads is just long enough, just soft enough, and just dreamy enough to cause even the most sleep-resistant tots to rub their eyes. Kirkus gave Sleepyheads a starred review, calling it “A superb execution of soporific shapes and sounds perfect for the bedside table.” Perfect for sweet nighttime tuck-ins!

  • Alana Keith
    2019-04-01 03:55

    This book is a good concept book for children. It teaches children that when it gets dark and the moon comes out (when nighttime comes), it is time to go to bed. Not only does it teach children that rest and sleep is important, but it also teaches children about animals and their natural environments. It shows that birds sleep in nests, bears sleep in caves, etc. The illustrations help children understand so easily, it is great!

  • Tasha
    2019-04-06 07:52

    Head out on a journey in the night to find out where different creatures are sleeping. Each one is tucked into the space they like best at bedtime. There is the bear in his cave, the otter rocking back in the water, the pig in the hay, and many more. Then the owl is on the page, not sleepy at all. The book then turns to the house and the pets sleeping, but the little human bed is empty! Where can that last little sleepyhead be? Safe asleep in Mama’s arms. Simple and beautiful, this book has a gentle rhyme that soothes also with a rhythm that is like rocking to sleep. Young listeners will get to identify the different animals as the pages turn, since the book leaves that up to the reader. The quiet mystery of where the last sleepyhead is found is a wonderful little twist at the end, just right as children snuggle down to their own beds.Wan’s art is dark and beautiful. The night is lit with fireflies and the moon, the darkness deep and velvety but not frightening at all. As the reader visits each dark page, there is always a source of light beyond that in the sky so that the characters themselves shine on the page. A wonderful bedtime read, this one shines with moonlight and dreams. Appropriate for ages 1-3.

  • Joella
    2019-04-03 10:01

    This is one of those soft, sweet books that you can enjoy while having a snuggle/reading time (especially if it is just before bedtime or naptime). With rhyming text and a calming rhythm readers find out where all sorts of little ones “lay their sleepy heads.” Such as bears, otters, or puppy dogs. But where is the missing sleepyhead that is missing from the bed with the teddy bear? Potentially where the young readers will be as well–“Asleep in Mama’s arms!”Even though the text and the rhymes are great, the illustrations are as sweet and calming as a warm blanket. The colors on the animals aren’t just one solid color. For example the white bunny has dark brown/black bits shaded in to show which part of the bunny is in shadows and to help enforce the idea of it being nighttime. Also, there are dark lines going out from the moon to help show the light halo that is around light sources at night. Plus all the little animals just look hugable and like something that little ones would love to look at and cuddle. I seriously need to add this to my bedtime story time. Such fun.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-04-23 03:48

    Illustrator Joyce Wan is one to watch! Both spirited and soothing, this bedtime read-aloud story is the perfect preface for a trip to dreamland. The sun has set, and sleepyheads all across the land are tucked into their cozy beds. Rabbit is snoozing in the weeds, and Duck is snuggled in the reeds. Bear is nestled in his cave, and Otter is rocking on a wave. But there's one little sleepyhead who's not in his bed. Where, oh where, could he be? This sweet, snuggly, and silly bedtime book with irresistible illustrations is sure to prepare little ones for a cozy night's sleep. in rhymeBedtime -- Juvenile fictionSleep -- Juvenile fictionInfants -- Juvenile fictionAnimals -- Juvenile fictionAnimals -- Infancy -- Juvenile fiction

  • Mrs.Melaugh Melaugh
    2019-04-06 06:50

    This board book version of a previously released picture book features soothing, repetitive text and muted soft illustrations of sleeping animals. In rhyme, the reader is urged to, “See the moon? It’s sleepy time. / Let’s look for little beds / and find where all the little ones / lay their sleepy heads.” The animals (bear, otter, duck, rabbit) are all called “sleepyheads” which gives readers the chance to name what each one is. Near the end, in a bedroom in the house, “I see a blanket, soft and warm. / But where’s the sleepyhead?” allows young readers to chip in with the answer as the missing “sleepyhead” is located on the last page. It’s a baby, “Asleep in Mama’s arms!” What an ideal way to help little ones feel safe, loved, and best of all, drowsy!

  • Great Books
    2019-04-13 04:10

    The moon is out and it’s sleepy time. We’ll look for the little ones tucked in their beds. Bear is curled up in his cave, Robin in her nest, Rabbit in the weeds. But there is teddy, a pillow and a bed, but where is the last sleepyhead? Asleep in Mama’s arms. This is perfect for a bedtime read aloud, the illustrations use rich warm tones and sparse details, highlighting the round soft sleeping animals., The rhyming verses enhance the mood and soon the listener and maybe the reader will be off to dreamland. Reviewer 19

  • Min
    2019-04-06 05:45

    A book to charm the child to sleep. It is for the very young...just old enough to understand a short, simple story. The child sees other animals who know it is time for them to go to sleep, so they, too, can rest well with the other animals of the world. Of course, there is the owl that stays up at time. We see the animals in all different kinds of places to sleep, also. Giving the child a little better understanding of the creatures of the world, that they too sleep, and where they might do so.

  • Caryn Caldwell
    2019-04-20 09:54

    Some sleepyheads snooze in nests, or holes, or caves. But where is the tiny sleepyhead who belongs in the cozy bedroom? Asleep in mama's arms, of course.I think I could read this book to my preschooler every night before bed for the next several years because it is so peaceful and sweet, perfect for young children. The soothing rhythm and lovely pictures work together to make a cozy, simple sleepy-time read-aloud. I only wish it were available in a board book format to make it even more accessible for the very tiniest of listeners. (HINT, HINT, PUBLISHERS!)

  • Adrith Bicchieri
    2019-03-25 05:41

    Sleepytime has come! Sleepyheads visits babies of all kinds in nature, to see the safe places which each calls home. The simple rhyming text makes it a good choice for storytimes with early literacy participants, and the lush illustrations are lovely. Sleepyheads by Sandra J. Howatt, illustrated by Joyce Wan. Published 2014 by Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing Division. Review crossposted to my blog, Life in the 025.5, as part of an article on books for Pyjama Storytimes.

  • Kim
    2019-04-22 07:10

    This one is a cute picture book about where all the different animals are sleeping, but one little sleepyhead is missing.What a CUTE book! We loved it. The pictures are adorable and sweet, they just made me smile. Simple, cute rhyming sentences. Visits lots of sleeping animals outside, and then some inside until you find where that missing sleepyhead is sleeping.My daughter wanted to read this one over and over. We usually only get books from the library, but this is one that I think is worth buying.

  • Heather
    2019-04-23 04:52

    Moonlight drenched animals against a night sky, help to create a restful rhyme that has just enough suspense to keep the reader turning the pages. VIEWS2 / Supercharged Storytime skillsPhonological Awareness-rhyming textVocabulary-animal are show but not named. Reader can ask children to name animals pictured.Dialogic reading-each page is illustrated with plants and creatures not named in the text. Ask children to name things they see on the page.

  • :Donna Marie
    2019-04-16 09:58

    SLEEPYHEADSAs soon as I saw the cover of this book, I snatched from the Barnes & Noble shelf. The simple story which carries us through the bedtime rituals of a variety of animals, right to the top of the chain, is perfect for lulling a child to sleep. The illustrations are soft and beautifully rendered, keeping the readers in that calm place parents look for at bedtime.This is a must-read, must-have book :D