Breaking news at Beachy headquarters. The Americans are coming and they’re buying our books! I’ve just checked our US sales figures and I got a shock when I saw our first US sale. If you and your children liked it then please write a review on amazon.com. We already have some great ones on the uk site
We’ve all done it. Admit it.
Fighting to keep your eyes open, slurring your words, reading whole sentences that aren’t there, dribbling. Of course, I’m describing a common condition that affects parents of young children – falling asleep while reading to them!
It gets you on repetition – reading a book for the millionth time. Or on quantity – reading more than 3 books. Sometimes both. Laying down reading is the deadliest as the book can drop out of your hands and, if the corner is pointing down, you can get a nasty eye injury if you’re unlucky. Further injuries can often be received from you child prodding/poking/slapping/punching you awake.
In celebration of this phenomenon, I’m going to post the children’s books I’ve fallen asleep to while trying to get my children asleep. It in no way reflects how interesting or otherwise the book is, nor is meant to be derogatory to the author/illustrator. In fact I’ve fallen asleep to some much-loved classics.
Tonight’s sleepy selection includes:
Alice in Wonderland (Disney Ladybird edition)
The Little Apple Tree
The Story of Slug
Thanks to the lovely families who’ve already left us touching reviews on amazon.co.uk for our latest book – Jack & Boo’s Bucket of Treasures. It’s great to get feedback on what you (and more importantly) your children thought of the book.
If you have read the book and you feel inspired then please leave a review.
Beachy Books will be publishing regular blog entries on our progress developing the business, promoting our first book and work-in-progress on our next book. Plus any news or insights on publishing, writing, etc. Well, that’s the plan anyway! In between working and looking after young children it’s going to be tricky. Will keep you posted.