Is the sleep keeper of the town of Papier, every night as the castle clock strikes bedtime she sprinkles sleepy dust out of her bedroom window sending everyone fast asleep until morning.
But today’s YDIR is not for Princess Luna (although she does a great job) it is for Elissa Elwick who wrote and illustrated the wonderful book The Princess and the Sleep Stealer.
I can’t recommend this book highly enough, Master Ydir (2 years old) has it read to him just about every night, he loves the pictures (especially the Bobwobs) and the story. I love the fact I can sprinkle sleepy dust on to him at the end of the story and that he then turns over and has sweet dreams. I also love being able to play and act out some of the words with the words and pretend to go to sleep whenever sleepy dust is mentioned.
This book has made bedtime a pleasure (well most of the time, sometimes toddler tantrums can be stronger than sleepy dust) so if you have a young child, or know someone who does then I would recommend this book as an ideal bedtime read. I have also recommended it to Cbeebies for their bedtime story show, I don’t even know if they accept suggestions but I thought it was worth a quick email.
Thank you for creating a wonderful bedtime story, Elissa Elwick, You’re Doing It Right!