Magic of Sleep


Dive into the weird and wonderful world of sleep, from the science behind dreams to a peek into animal sleeping habits, in this incredible book for children aged 7 to 9.

We spend about 26 years of our lives sleeping, but how much do you really know about what happens when your head hits the pillow? Flick through the charming illustrated pages and discover:

– What is sleep, and why do we need it?
– Who’s still awake across the globe when you are tucked up in bed?
– The history of sleep, including the evolution of the bed and the significance of dreams in myths and legends
– How does sleep differ in the animal kingdom? From polyphasic sleeping lions and nocturnal raccoons to birds high in the sky and whales in the ocean
– What happens to plants when the sun sets?
– Practical tips and tricks to help you improve your bedtime routine

The Magic of Sleep answers all your questions about what goes on in your head when you snooze, including the difference between light and deep sleep, where dreams come from, and how essential sleep is to staying healthy. Discover fascinating facts about how people slept in the past, and how people sleep in different ways around the world. Did you know that the oldest mattress was found in South Africa and is 77,000 years old? Vivid and engaging illustrations by Vicky Woodgate bring the topic to life.

As well as humans, learn about the sleeping habits of other animals, from bears hibernating to how bats sleep upside down. Even plants sleep! Finally, learn how you can get a proper night’s sleep with practical tips and ideas for meditation to calm your mind before bedtime. This book is ideal for children who have difficulty getting to sleep, as well as anyone who wants to learn more about how our brains and bodies work.


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Author Bio

Vicky Woodgate has been drawing since a toddler! This passion for scribbling lead her to a career in commercial art for 20 years. After graduating from Chelsea College of Art in London, she worked all over the planet on fun interesting projects in TV, Film and Theme Parks, painting huge murals, backdrops and sets, she then moved into illustrating and publishing.

In 2016 she signed her first book deal to write and illustrate books for children and has been having fun ever since! Her very first book Urban Jungle for Big Picture Press was all about animals in cities around the world, the idea coming from a trip to Athens where she spotted tortoise living in the centre of the city! Next up was A World Of Birds and soon to be released A World of Dinosaurs – Also with Big Picture Press.

Her new book which she is SUPER proud of is called The Magic Of Sleep published by DK – its PAWSOME and Yawnsome!
She currently lives on the south coast of England with her husband and sleep expert Moka cat, a demanding old Siamese who has a love for fish, smooths and sleep.

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Weight 0.400 kg
Dimensions 17 × 24 × 4 cm
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