I'm Not Sleepy
Illustrated by Marion CocklicoBaby and toddler
The Big Steps series is designed to help little ones (and their parents) cope with everyday experiences. In I'm Not Sleepy, watch little Ned and his mummy go through their bedtime routine even though Ned is "not a bit sleepy". See Ned clear away his toys, have a bath, a story and then a song in this fun-filled novelty book with flaps and mechanisms.
Each page has really helpful bedtime tips for parents and carers that are endorsed by The Good Play Guide and leading Early Years Consultant, Dr Amanda Gummer. With delightful illustrations from Marion Cocklico, I'm Not Sleepy is the perfect bedtime book to share with even the most reluctant little sleeper!
For more toddler tips read No More Nappies: A Potty-Training Book.
The Big Steps books are a great way of introducing children to different life skills and building their confidence and familiarity with doing them. Watching characters their own age experience different things goes a long way in letting children know that they are normal, healthy and not scary. The children enjoyed pointing to the different pictures, opening flaps and naming objects, which is fantastic for helping to build their vocabulary and prepare them for learning to read. The book is also sturdy enough for enthusiastic hands. Our testers found the little tips at the bottom of the page useful and in one case, they helped to transform a reluctant dresser into someone who is happy to get dressed most mornings!
Dr Amanda Gummer, Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide