The Amazing World of the Little Sleep Doctors
PREPUBLICATION OFFER - DUE SEPTEMBER 2021
By Irvine Gersch, Bertie Caplan and Jessica Caplan
This story book was designed to help young children
with anxieties and sleep disruptions.
In this story, Amy (aged 6) receives magical help from the amazing little sleep doctors and their helper, Lionel.
The story was written by an educational and child psychologist, with more than 40 years’ experience of working with many children with such difficulties, and was created together with, and advised by his grandchildren, Jessica (6) and Bertie (10).
The book was written during the COVID-19 pandemic when so many children experienced anxiety issues, and we hope that this book will be of help to them. The book also includes some tips and ideas for parents.
We hope that the story will be fun and interesting for all young children. However, the book may also be used as part of an existing programme to help childrenwith sleep or anxiety difficulties. It is an addition to, not a substitute for, such interventions.
The story is intended to take the child’s mind away from negative thinking
and to help them focus on wellness, and the positive aspects of our body’s strength and resilience, and the importance of sleep.