The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep

A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (183 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The author of the New York Times and international best seller The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is back with another story using all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to make bedtime a sweet and tender end to each day.

Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way they meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that will help your child relax and slip into slumber quickly. The story works perfectly for either naptime or bedtime. 

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin's simple story uses soothing language and new sleep techniques to reclaim bedtime. And this edition includes insightful tips and answers to frequently asked questions to help guide families to an even more satisfying nighttime routine. 

This soothing audiobook contains a choice of a male or female narrator.  

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2016 Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin (P)2016 Listening Library

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Great story, great readings, not so great format

The story's fine, and the narration is superb, but I wish that they hadn't divided each narration up into multiple chapters - The Rabbit Who... is in two chapters, so you can set the sleep timer to turn off at the end of the "chapter," which is much better in my opinion. The only other thing is that at the very end, after it puts your children to sleep, in a nice loud voice it announces that it hopes that you have enjoyed it - I get that probably every audible book does that, but again - in a book designed to put your kids to sleep, it almost jolts you awake. if the forward and that ending could be in their own "chapters" with each of the full narration as their own chapters, it would be excellent! (It still is, but I wish that they had thought of these things before they released it)

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INCREDIBLE!!

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This worked so fast to get my 18 month old son to sleep. We have been having a hard time getting him to bed without crying, fussing, and struggle. This story is the most amazing thing I've used to help my guy fall asleep. If you're bed time experience is as rough as mine has been, I HIGHLY recommend this audio book.

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It really works!

I bought it for my 11 year old insomniac, but it works fine for me too. I've listened to it twice and fallen asleep before the end both times. I couldn't sleep last night (stress) so I turned on the Audible. I fell asleep quickly and stayed asleep for the rest of the night. When I picked up my phone this morning, the page asking for a review was waiting for me!

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Must have for kids!

My kids love this book and the The Rabbit who wants to fall asleep. This book has 2 narrator versions included, a male or a female. The more you allow your kids to listen to the book while they are snuggled in bed, the quicker they will fall asleep listening to it. All 3 of my kiddos love this book. My son prefers the rabbit book while my oldest daughter prefers the male narration of the elephant book.

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Works Like Magic

My four year old daughter does not like to go to sleep and we would have hours of begging, crying, and screaming (on OUR part!) every night to try to get her to settle down and doze off. I saw an ad for this book in Parents Magazine and downloaded the audio book and bedtime has been transformed. She is now asleep EVERY night within fifteen minutes, with only gentle reminders to listen to the book. The performance is gentle and soothing and the meandering story guides her to relaxation. The best part is that she is eager to go to sleep with "Ellen the Elephant" now. LOVE this audio book!!

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This is a very strong hypnotic script

I was expecting a very light induction like his first book but this one put me full under hypnosis. I have tried many hypnotic recordings and only one other has better effects than this one and that one was 30 dollars from an NLP master.

My only complaint is that sometimes the volume changes in the story would bring me back up to full awareness and a warning for parents this book may be too complicated for very little kids it raised many questions in my cousin when I tried it with him. I think an added kids introduction that explains that the story is like a silly dream that takes place in a world where things work differently than in our world and that for the magic of the story to work the kid needs to want it to and just relax and listen would help

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Creepy but works?

Dear god this is absolutely terrifying. I listened to it with my kids and felt like I was on the receiving end of an obscene prank phone call. It put them to sleep but scared the shit out of me.

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Creepy whispering voice scary to kids.

Have never finished it with the kids as the whispering voice is creepy and seems scary for them although they love his other sleep books.

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only half good.

only half good, relaxing and soothing with the guy voice. The other half is a girl voice and is so creepy it kept waking me and baby up Everytime the book got half way.

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not very good if u are looking for sleep story

not very long and not very good overall. Calm app has better stories for sleeping.

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