Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep #bookreview & Giveaway

 Do you have trouble getting your children to wind down for the night and fall asleep. I know we do in our house. Our baby never wants to really go to sleep and fights it the whole way. Our six year old is getting better and the big kids never want to sleep either. I was curious about this idea/book from Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin. It is a book that is read in a special way to encourage your child to fall asleep. 


Swedish author Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s first book for children, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep (2015), was a runaway success, with international sales exceeding 1.6 million copies and widespread media attention for its reported success in lulling children to sleep by employing positive-reinforcement techniques to promote relaxation.

With his second picture book, THE LITTLE ELEPHANT WHO WANTS TO FALL ASLEEP (On sale October 4, 2016; Ages 3–7), Ehrlin has the same objective of helping children fall asleep and improving families’ bedtime routines with all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques.

Beautifully illustrated by Sydney Hanson, the new book features Ellen the Elephant, who is on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, she meets different fantastical characters and has soothing experiences that are meant to help children relax and slip quickly into slumber. The book also includes tips from Ehrlin for using the techniques successfully.

Carl-Johan Forsseìn Ehrlin is a behavioral scientist with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and teaches communications at a Swedish university. He is also a life coach and leadership trainer. Carl-Johan has combined all of these skills and experiences in developing the techniques in this book. Read more about the author at or on his Facebook pages: Carl-Johan Forsseìn Ehrlin and The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.
My Thoughts:

This book was longer than I expected. It wouldn't really be a fit for a baby but would be great for a two year old that will sit and listen or ages three and older. The book is written with directions on when to emphasize your voice and when to talk more softly.  That rhythm is what helps children with falling asleep. It is a nice little story about bedtime too. This was a neat book with an interesting concept and may help with bedtime routine.

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  1. Yes It seems that right at bed time they get hyper.

  2. This would be a gift for my cousin since I have no children of my own.

  3. i have a few grandchildren that have problems going to sleep

  4. My son has great difficulty falling asleep. Most nights, I just let him sleep in my bed.

  5. Bed time has been awful for us lately, when she falls asleep she will stay asleep....but getting her to fall asleep / stay in her room is the trick.


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