Listen free for 30 days

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

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)

What listeners say about The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    102
  • 4 Stars
    20
  • 3 Stars
    6
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4
Performance
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    72
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    68
  • 4 Stars
    12
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

18 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

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

6 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

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.

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

It works!

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

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

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!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Great

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Works every time

My daughter has used this every night for nearly a year , her brain just registers with book and goes to sleep now . It’s so lovely too.
She goes to sleep with positive thoughts too.
This is the new way to get a better nights sleep.
My older boys and I also use audible for the same purpose.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Still awake after 2 listens

My 6yo is still awake after this and the rabbit versions back to back. And the loud warning at the beginning is ridiculous. Put it in its own chapter.