Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

Book review by
Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media
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Sends youngsters off to sleep with a chuckle.

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Educational Value

Silliness meant to entertain, but does show that a yawn can be catching! Like all Seuss books, a good intro to poetry that shows rhyming is fun. 

Positive Messages

We all need our sleep. Sometimes getting to sleep can be fun. Silly rhymes are fun.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The silly, fanciful creatures are cheerful and friendly. 

Violence & Scariness
Language

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the writing is dizzying and jolly, and the story of the yawn spreading across the land is clever. The art, often in shadowy colors, contributes to the fun and the drowse.

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Parent of a 7 year old Written byeswanson April 9, 2008

Guarenteed to make everyone sleepy - including the reader!

Love this book! Zany critters, funny words, silly actions, and lots of yawning. It's a long one tho - that could be good or bad, depending on your kid.
Teen, 13 years old Written byrebma97 December 9, 2010

Cute

Kids will like all the wacky creatures in this book

What's the story?

Dr. Seuss lends his formidable talents to the Land of Nod, sending young sleepers off with a chuckle in their hearts. "A yawn is quite catching, you see. Like a cough. / It takes just one yawn to start other yawns off." And how! As citizens of Seussville fall asleep by the dozens, your little one will be happily absorbed.

 

Is it any good?

Leave it to Dr. Seuss to make high comedy out of sleeping. "It's a great night for snores! I just had a report / Of some boys who are tops in this musical sport," including McPhail: "He snores with his head in a three-gallon pail." Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book can help youngsters to sleep or crank them into a frenzy of laughter and queries, depending on the kid. Readers' imaginations will either be fevered or exhausted after reading this delightfully zany tale.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the language Seuss uses in this book. What are some of your favorite words or descriptions in this story, and what makes them so funny?

Book details

For kids who love bedtime books and Dr. Seuss

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