I'm Not Ready To Go To Bed! (Hardcover)
It’s a rare night when a young child is really ready to go to bed. The lovely poems in this book acknowledge those feelings and the poetic cadence will lull even the toughest resistor into sleep time. The poems are accompanied by beautiful illustrations that any child or adult will enjoy and relate to as part of the typical child’s busy day and the process of winding down. While each poem could stand on its own, allowing the reader to pick and choose for a quick nighttime read, the progression of the poems through the book lead to a natural winding down and concludes with meditative words of “Relaxation from Head to Toe.” After all, isn’t that what we all need? To have “sweet dreams and sleep tight,” as our nighttime goal? I recommend this book for children of any age who need a little nudge to fall into bed. -Susan— From Aesthetical August Staff Picks
This beautifully illustrated book is book creates a
fun and calming bedtime setting for children and their readers. Characters in the book are accessible and inclusive; we intentionally created gender, race, and ethnic neutrality. The verse is constructed to transition the child and reader from busy daily activity to a relaxed state. The pictures and words reflect the stages of resistance and reluctance to sleepiness, expressed in concrete thoughts, evolving to images of fantasy, dreams, and meditation. This designed to be read aloud as a shared experience for all children aged 3-8 and reader.
About the Author
Rozzi Newman Osterman began
her career as an Israeli actress on television. She studied music and film at Tel Aviv University and performed as a soprano soloist throughout Israel. She As a writer/director, Rozzi Osterman, has created
award-winning documentary films on issues about children with special needs and their families.
She has worked with many non-profit organizations including The Shoah Foundation.
I'm Not Ready To Go To Bed! has been a dream project and she is delighted to collaborate with
the artist Victoria Anderson Vickie Anderson is a graphic artist and marketing
consultant. She also manages her daughter's
career in Los Angeles, who is an actor/film editor
and on the Autism spectrum. As a producer, she is
involved in several web series and small film
projects, many of which have won awards.
Along with her husband, Ms. Anderson is
bi-coastal, travelling between California and
Florida supporting and raising her three children,
all who have special needs. She is honored to be
asked to work on this beautiful and lyrical book,
and pleased for the opportunity to support