Soothing Stories for Anti-Nappers
Make an afternoon siesta more appealing with these books.
Sleepy Places, by Judy Hindley and Tor Freeman. "Where do you choose for a nap or a snooze?" Dreamy illustrations and rhymes explore the possibilities. $15
Oliver Who Would Not Sleep! by Mara Bergman and Nick Maland. Kids will relate to Oliver, whose wide eyes finally close after his imaginative adventures tire him out. $17
Meet the Hugawugs, by Link Dyrdahl and Eric Hibbs. Toddlers can snuggle up with their favorite Hugawug character while you read the book, which ends with a cozy nap. Book and plush toy, $8 each
Shushybye Close Your Eyes, by Steve Syatt and Frank Caruso. Visit the land of Shushybye, where the Shushies make dreams for kids, with this sing-along book-and-CD combo. $11
Copyright © 2008. Used with permission from the May 2008 issue of Parents magazine.
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