Bedtime often seems to come too early, but what would happen if you never went to sleep? When scientists decided to find out, they discovered that your brain needs a rest after a long day of thinking, just as your muscles would need a rest after a long day of work.
A different kind of bedtime story, this book is the perfect response to the question Cant I stay up a little longer?
This introduction to sleep is a welcome addition to the "Let's-Read-and-Find-Out" series that brings basic science concepts to very young children. It talks about how animals sleep, why people need sleep, and what happens when people don't get the sleep they need. It's nonfiction, but could easily be used as a bedtime story book since the book concludes with descriptions of how to relax and get ready for sleep. While the text is twenty-five years old, the brilliant collage illustrations are brand-spanking new and as refreshing as a good night's sleep. Level 1 in the series.