Arlo The Lion Who Couldn't Sleep

Catherine Rayner

Illustrated by Catherine Rayner

Ages 3 to 7
02 September 2021
9 pages


A beautiful story with a gentle mindfulness message – ideal for bedtime, and especially helpful for little ones who have trouble going to sleep.

Arlo the lion is exhausted. He just can't drop off, no matter what he tries. It's either too hot, or too cold; too loud or too quiet. But then he meets Owl. She can sleep through the day, which isn't easy when most other animals are awake! Will Arlo ever get any rest? Perhaps his new friend has some special tricks she can teach him . . .

Arlo the Lion Who Couldn't Sleep is a gorgeous story from the Kate Greenaway Medal winner Catherine Rayner. This audio edition of the story includes a read-along track – perfect for listening to at home, in the car or at bedtime.

Does your child have trouble falling off to sleep? This dreamy bedtime book about an exhausted lion who just can’t drop off to sleep is the perfect antidote with its gentle mindfulness message
Rayner breathes new life into the bedtime story with this delectably dreamy book, with a gentle mindfulness message...I think Arlo, realised in tawny gold watercolours, is one of her finest creations yet
A gorgeous new story with a calming message from the Kate Greenaway Medal winning author illustrator