The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep Review

You may remember way back last year we reviewed the amazing The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, we are huge fans of using the story to help the monsters relax and fall asleep quickly, but I won't lie sometimes, you know when they have a monstrous week and you are on day 7 of reading the same story it gets a bit boring, both for you and the kids, so when Ladybird got in touch and asked us if we would like to preview the all new story The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep we jumped at the chance! The thought of a new story that did the same thing really appealed to me!

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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep became a ground-breaking bestseller as parents across the globe
high fived each other at the success the story gave in helping their children to fall asleep at night!

The Little Elephant, features an all-new cast of lovable characters, but has been created with the same objective of helping children fall asleep. Written by behavioral scientist and parent, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin, and  use all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques alongside a calming story to help children relax and unwind.

The book tells the story of Ellen the Elephant as she travels through a magical forest that leads to dreamland. Along the way, she meets different sleepy characters and has soothing experiences
that are intended to help children relax and fall asleep quickly. The book aims to alleviate the stress often associated with bedtime routines. Additional content includes tips on how to get the most from the book and answers to frequently asked questions, giving parents the tools to feel confident in creating a calm, soothing bedtime routine that doesn’t take all evening! Hallelujah!!

The monsters have always been good at going to bed, and sleeping, bar the odd night BUT since the clocks went forward in spring, I ain't gonna has been HORRIFIC! Some nights it can be gone 10 when they have all fallen asleep. We spend some nights constantly going up the stairs go to sleep...go to sleep...GO TO SLEEP! Then during the summer, during a clear out, I found our rabbit book and so bedtimes became a little easier. Until after 3 weeks when they were starting to get fed up of hearing about Rabbit. And by 4 weeks, Jenson had completely refused to even listen to the story, so we were ready for a new tactic, especially with the new school year due to start, so when I received an email asking if we would like to receive a copy of The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep I did a fist pump and savoured in the glory that I, the Mum would be winning again one day soon!

I'll stop beating around the bush and get to the point...did it work? Off course it worked, The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep uses the same kind of distinct language pattern that the rabbit book did and will help your child to relax and fall asleep at bedtime. On the first page there are a few pointers, you need to read the book in a certain way.

Buy the book in the following versions (click to buy) 
* Hardback 
* Paperback
* Kindle Edition
* Audio Download


  1. Sounds like a delightful book cleverly written to generate the desired effect. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  2. We own the Rabbit book and whilst I find it effective, I find the illustrations creepy! I think this elephant alternative is way cuter! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

    I LOVE that you locked your keys in the fridge!! Whilst pregnant I once left the work keys inside a high chair (and then stacked them)! But the WORST thing I've ever done sleep deprived is forget to buy a tanning mitt for a self-tan before a big party. So in desperation (and sleep-deprived genius) I went on Pinterest and was inspired to fashion a tanning mitt out of an old sock and a nappy sack. DO NOT TRY THIS!!

  3. This sounds amazing. I am now very intrigued to see if will work on mine as bedtime is a real struggle here! #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  4. Looks like a lovely book! The illustrations are charming. Great review and giveaway xx #toddlerapprovedtuesday


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