This story struck me as wonderful. Maybe I was in a really good mood when I read it, but I honestly believe if I had been in a bad mood I would still have enjoyed it because it's so sweet. The illustrations by the author, Mary Lee, are perfect for the age range this is aimed at - colorful, simple, very well done, and charming. The story is simple, but very entertaining and relaxing. How can you not love a story which has a character named Little Pup in it?!
Little Pup lives with Grey Bear, and loves to go to bed early for the dreams, which he enjoys greatly. The problem is that on this particular night, he can't fall softly down into noddy-land. He's not sleepy! He tries counting butterflies (see what I mean about being sweet?) He's not thirsty, and he's tried some stretches and exercises, and that didn't work. What's a pup to do?
I'm feeling sleepy just thinking about this now as I write the review, but maybe that's because it was a long and busy day! Or maybe not! This book is designed well enough, with large enough text, that you can even read it from your cell phone, which is an added plus if it turns out to be your child's favorite book - it's always to hand! I recommend this little book.