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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book - Book Review

Everyone knows yawns are catching. They are as catching as smiles. Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) uses these ideas wonderfully in Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book. The picture book has sixty-four pages. This story book is for everyone. Although, the bedtime book targets the age group 4-8.

The bedtime book begins with one creature’s yawn. Soon, in the fantasy book, the yawn spreads from bedroom to bedroom. Dr. Seuss’ whimsical creatures see a yawn and smile at the thought of sleep. They brush their teeth and dress in pajamas in anticipation of a goodnight rest. Creatures distinguish the lights and slip beneath the bedcovers.

A narrator tells of others yawning and preparing for bed. A sleeping epidemic is sweeping the planet. Newsbreak! There are 40,004 creatures sleeping, now. Some sleep walks, some are talking in their sleep, but they all are sleeping. More are falling asleep until there are trillions of sleepers. Newsbreak! Everyone is asleep. Goodnight!

Little children love the bedtime book. Don’t be surprised they are asleep with a smile on their face before page 64. The images and talk of sleep weave a soft spell of sleep. The rhythm of the rhyming text is soothing. Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book's text is done in humorous rhyme. Adults love the bedtime book, too. The only appropriate time to read Dr. Seuss’s Sleep Book in preschool or kindergarten is at nap time. Sleepy heads in the classroom is not a good thing.

List of Dr. Seuss Classic Books
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949
The Butter Battle Book, 1984
Cat in the Hat, 1957
Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958
Cat's Quizzer, The
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973
Dr. Seuss ABC, 1963
Dr. Seuss Sleep Book, 1962
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938
The Foot Book, 1968
Fox in Socks, 1965
Great Day for Up! 1974
Green Eggs and Ham, 1960
Happy Birthday to You, 1959
Hop on Pop, 1963
Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940
Horton Hears a Who, 1954
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1957
Hunches in Bunches, 1982
I Am Not Going to Get up Today!, 1987
I Can Draw It Myself: By Me, Myself with a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss, 1970
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories, 1969
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, 1978
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1992
If I Ran the Circus, 1956
If I Ran the Zoo, 1950
King's Stilts, 1939
The Lorax, 1971
McElligot's Pool, 1947
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now, 1972
Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You, 1970
My Book About Me, 1969
Oh, Say Can You Say?, 1979
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Oh! The Thinks You Can Think!, 1975
On Beyond Zebra, 1955
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, 1960
Scrambled Eggs Super!, 1953
The Seven Lady Godivas, 1987
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff, 1973
Sneetches And Other Stories, 1969
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories, 1958
You're Only Old Once