I Sleep in My Own Bed-Children's Book Review
My daughter has a permanent place in my bed at night. I have tried just about everything and she is just too afraid to sleep in her own bed. No doubt this is my fault as I let her start co-sleeping when she was 2 months old. I was recently offered the chance to review a childrens book called "I Sleep in My Own Bed" by Glenn Wright. I knew just by the title that I was interested. Anything that might help with my current bed situation, I am all for it.
Book Description(From Amazon.com)
Book Description(From Amazon.com)
Any parent of a toddler has been through the troubles of their child being too scared to sleep in their own bed "just because"--because of a monster, because of a noise, or because of a bad dream. Hopefully this book will be the companion to all the reasons why our young ones should want to spend more time in their bedrooms and realize that there is nothing to fear. This book takes a child on a journey to all the places they wouldn't want to sleep and outlines the reasons why their own bed is the perfect place to sleep.
About the Author(From Amazon.com)Glenn Wright is a Syracuse native, growing up all his life in Central New York. Glenn is married and blessed with a beautiful family and has always had a love for literature and art. It wasn't until recently that he decided to pick up a pencil again, this time accompanied by a little story he dreamt up one night. The story tells of the sleeping habits of a little boy, based on experiences Glenn has had with his own son. It is his wish that anyone reading this book enjoys it as much as he did creating it. Glenn would like to thank his son Bradley for the inspiration to write the book, as well as his wife Molly and daughter Elisha for giving him the motivation and desire to make his dream come true and telling him it was "good enough."
My daughter was excited that we got a book to read together in the mail. She could hardly wait until bed time to have me read it to her. I will admit that at first I thought it was much too long of a book, at 44 pages. But as we started reading, there are not many words on a page and it moved quickly. My daughter gets bored and stops listening if there are too many words on a page so this book was perfect in that respect. The pages are colorful, which my daughter really liked as well. It's a super cute story with such lines as " I don't go to sleep in my big sisters bedroom because she's weird" and "I don't sleep in the refrigerator because that's where all the food is and it's colder than the North Pole in there". My daughter was giggling the entire way through the book.
Overall, we loved this book. However, she's still sleeping in my bed! ;) I would recommend this book to any parent of a toddler or younger child who is having issues with being scared to sleep in their own bed. You will really enjoy the book, even if your child continues to sleep in bed with you after reading!
You can purchase this book at Amazon.com for $14.95 and most other bookstores. You can also check out I Sleep in My Own Bed Website for more information about the book, the author, where to purchase, sample pages and more.
Disclosure: I was sent a complementary sample in order to facilitate a review. No other compensation was received. All opinions were honest and my own.