The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

A New Way of Getting Children to Sleep
Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (601 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

This groundbreaking number-one best seller is sure to turn nightly bedtime battles into a loving and special end-of-day ritual. The child-tested, parent-approved story uses an innovative technique that brings a calm end to any child's day. This audiobook features two readings of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep - one by Fred Sanders, one by Kathleen McInerney.

Do you struggle with getting your child to fall asleep?

Join parents all over the world who have embraced The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep as their new nightly routine.

When Roger can't fall asleep, Mommy Rabbit takes him to see Uncle Yawn, who knows just want to do. Children will join Roger on his journey and be lulled to sleep alongside their new friend.

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin's simple story uses a unique and distinct language pattern that will help your child relax and fall asleep - at bedtime or naptime. You can choose which voice works best for your child. Both editions feature the same relaxing music throughout. The music is specially composed and uses carefully selected tones to reinforce the story.

Reclaim bedtime today!

©2015 Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin (P)2015 Listening Library

What listeners say about The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep

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I suffer from terrible insomnia

For the past three years I have had severe trouble sleeping this book helped me to fall asleep.

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Elementary and Middle School kids zonked out

Where does The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

For my kids, it's number 1. Though they don't typically have trouble falling asleep, they love to listen to it and become entranced.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Uncle Yawn! I have the compulsion to yawn every time his name is said.

What about Fred Sanders and Kathleen McInerney ’s performance did you like?

I like that the kids can choose either storyteller. Mr. Sanders' performance is more subdued which my son and I like. Ms. McInerney's performance is more animated which my daughter likes.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The extreme reaction to this book is some serious shut-eye.... which is the point. ;)

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The Perfectly Boring Book

I have struggled with poor sleep for the majority of my life. At 32, I am willing to try most anything to get to sleep and stay asleep including children's books. This is the most relaxing and uninteresting story imaginable.

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Great to help me sleep!

I probably have played this about 10+ times in the wee hours after I toss and turn but just couldn't fall asleep. So far I haven't made it to the end yet, so I suppose it works!

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Annoying but effective

It's long and boring and awkwardly worded, but by golly it actually gets the kids (ages 6 and 3) to sleep.

The audio book smooths out some of the less coherent sentences from the written ebook, so that's a plus. There are 2 narrators: a man and a woman, listed as "chapter 1" and "chapter 2" so you get the same story twice over.

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second reading is jarring

I had let my Audible subscription lapse for a while but used to have this book, which was read by someone else in the version I originally had, and was great. I also got a new phone and when I loaded Audible on it my library books weren't all available. Since this book had worked so well for my kids bedtime I decided to buy it again. It's ok, but the narrators voice isn't as deep and calming as the original I had. What I really don't like is that this version is read twice, with two different people, and the switch to the second reading with the woman has jarred us out of sleep on multiple occasions because it's so different than the first narrator. Both narrators are fine by themselves, but combined in the order they are defeats the purpose for us if it's a day that takes longer to fall asleep. I'm not sure why they changed from the original I had and wish I could get that one back.

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Over and Over and Over Again

What did you love best about The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep?

That it works? My 5 year old has had trouble sleeping for the past 2 years now, and I bought this book on a whim one night, and from then on, she's been out like a light before the book ends. We listen to it every night.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

The story itself really isn't interesting. I don't think it's meant to be, though. It's supposed to be quiet, and soothing.

Have you listened to any of Fred Sanders and Kathleen McInerney ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I have not.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Sleep

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Has helped improved my sleep issues dramatically.

I bought this book on a recommendation. I have trouble sleeping sometimes because my mind won't stop thinking. This book has helped me fall asleep by quieting my mind. It doesn't work all the time but a large % of the time. I use it a few times a week.

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Great Story, Inconsiderate End

This book usually gets the job done before the second narrator reads through the story. I possess a physical copy of the book, as well, so I can say both narrators dob an admirable job with the various cues provided by the author. My one issue is the ending, for those who have this and don't know what I mean skip to the point about 15 seconds from the end. "Audible hopes you've enjoyed..." at a higher volume level and less relaxing tone. In a book intended to put people to sleep the last thing you should hear is the ending of the book, not a message from the provider. If the boys aren't asleep early enough in the process this usually jars them awake.

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It works!

The only way my 10 year old son can get to sleep is by listening to this story he has ADHD and has trouble "turning off" his brain. When we added this story to his bedtime routine it was like magic. We went from nightly bedtime battles to none; we're happy and so is he.

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