Baby, baby, it’s time for sleep!” “I’m not a baby! I’m a racer! BEEP, BEEP!"
So begins a delightful game of cat and mouse between a mom and her little son. Each time Mom tries to put the child to sleep, he turns into a different imaginary character: a race car driver, a pirate, a superhero, and more! These characters have important jobs to do and don’t have time for sleep! And this little boy definitely does not want to go to sleep, no matter how tired he gets by the end of the book!
Written completely in rhyming dialog between the mother and child, Baby, Baby, It’s Time for Sleep! is the perfect read-aloud for bedtime or anytime a little one needs to snuggle and settle down.
Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children's books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.
Julia Seal is an author-illustrator from a small village in England. She knew from the age of five what she wanted to do for a living - draw pictures! After studying Graphic Design and Illustration, Julia got a job making greetings cards, where she came home each day covered in glitter. After this, she managed to land her dream job of creating children's books, and hasn't looked back since. She's illustrated more than 70 books over the past 9 years! Julia has recently started writing books and gets her inspiration from things going on around her. She keeps a little book of funny quotes and overheard snippets of conversations that often turn into stories. Her two children also provide endless inspiration.