“An endearing prelude to bedtime”
* Japanese rights sold
* Bank Street Best Book
From the New York Times bestselling author of Miss Brooks Loves Books! (and I don’t) comes a gentle bedtime book that includes a proven relaxation technique parents can use to help their little ones go to sleep after an exciting day.
The sun has set and dinner is done, but Fiona is still excited about the day and is not at all ready for bed.
So her mom helps her settle down with their nightly ritual of sending each part of her—from her toes to her nose—off to sleep. As Fiona relaxes her body, she recalls a marvelous day at the beach where feet were for stomping in the waves, legs were for running after cousins, tummy was for holding strawberries, and arms were for catching beach balls. And bit by bit, memory by memory, Fiona slips from a great day into a good night.
Barbara Bottner and Maggie Smith create an action-packed day to remember and provide parents with a wonderful technique for helping their own busy little ones drift peacefully off to sleep.
Barbara Bottner isn’t solely a children’s author. She has been a kindergarten teacher, actress, illustrator and producer! She has taught such talents as Bruce Degen and Laura Numeroff! She has worked on shows like Winnie the Pooh and Sesame Street. And, if that’s not cool enough for you, she wrote lyrics on on of Jim Henson’s albums for the Muppets.
All those accomplishments are amazing, but what gets me about Bottner is her heart. The dedication of this book reads: “For the children who don’t have their own bed to sleep in, the beautiful children of Schools on Wheels.” This is one cool chick, y’all…the kind of gal you can’t help but admire.