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Summary

The bedtime audiobook parents are raving about!

The author of the global best seller The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is back with another story using all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to make bedtime a sweet and tender end to each day.

Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way they meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that will help your child to relax and slip into slumber quickly. The story works perfectly for either naptime or bedtime.

©2016 Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin (P)2016 Penguin Books Ltd.

Critic reviews

"Tired parents of planet earth - this is what you've been waiting for.... If you don't already have a copy, you need to order one quick sharp." ( Metro)
"The most peaceful bedtime we have had in months." ( Daily Mail)
"A book whose powerfully soporific effects my son is helpless to resist." ( New York Times)

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great story but....

Unfortunately, half way through this story (chapter 2), a loud booming voice repeats the warning from the start which tells you that it may make you drowsy and not to listen whilst driving blah blah, so my little boy always jumps up awake at this point and asks "Who's that man?? Who's that man??". The story then starts again (chapter 2) with a man reading it (a woman reads Chapter 1). Perhaps there is a way to stop this happening but I can't work out how.

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Worked 1st time

Lovely relaximg story, until the warning at the end, I set my kindle timer to 30 mins and then it switches off before the booming voice

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Amazing

I don’t normally leave reviews but I am with this as I really hope it helps someone else. My six year old is autistic. Sleep has been an issue for as long as I can remember. For the last six months getting her to sleep has been a 3 hour ordeal where she had to have someone with her the entire time. We’d be in her room til 9/10pm then she was up at 5 to 6am again. We were exhausted and drained. I downloaded this audio book on a whim as I had a spare credit. Put Alexa in her room, told her she could stay up later as she was a big girl now and as a treat she could listen to an audio book for half an hour extra. So far every night.... asleep by 7.30pm, within 15 minutes of listening to this book, on her own and in her own bed, AND sleeping for 11/12 hours straight!!! I am so happy I’m tearing up writing this. I hope it helps anyone else also struggling xx

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Snooze at ten

Works incredibly well. I prefer the first in the series - the rabbit one. But they both normally see me asleep before the end of the chapter.

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It works!

From a sleep deprived mum who has tried everything, I am sooooooo happy this works and is awesome!!!

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All very relaxing - UNTIL

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Seems to be fine until - at the end of the first run-through - there is a VERY LOUD warning to be careful not to fall asleep listening to it! (Oh, the irony...) If you're trying to get your child to sleep, stop it at 30 minutes to avoid having to then listen to it all over again to get them BACK to sleep.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Don't have the warning in the middle!

Any additional comments?

Remove that warning!

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Great

Good at helping my son relax and go to sleep. Makes me feel sleepy too

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evie was out like a light! so was i! lol

my 15 month old was having a mad moment that she gets when she's over tired and I needed her to nap.put her on my lap and she struggled and cried. I put the story on and within minutes she was asleep on me for at least an hour and a half

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Ruined by introductions & changeover

It would have been great if they could have separated out the sections that introduce the book & explain there’s no guarantee it will work etc - this at the beginning of each “chapter” means you can’t just start the story smoothly and also means when your child has fallen asleep because of the first reading (a woman) they are startled awake when it transitions to the second (a man)

The book is great in terms of helping my little one fall asleep so it’s a shame about those parts

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It works!

Excellent, daughter (6) falls asleep in minutes. Read very slowly and quietly with no chapter interruptions so it flows. British narrator with male or female recordings.