Sleep Angel Sleep by Leanne Levett
Sleep Angel Sleep is a must-have for parents whose children are restless and unable to sleep. Author Leanne Levett developed the book and the accompanying audio track over many years, through her experiences assisting frustrated parents whose children wouldn’t fall asleep. After watching Ms. Levett her work her magic, many of these satisfied parents encouraged her to create Sleep Angel Sleep – and the results are a gorgeous set of tools sure to help stressed parents everywhere.
The book itself features stunning illustrations alongside a gentle poem that encourages children to rest. The author’s words give children a sense of protection, as she describes sleep angels that arrive to watch over little ones as they sleep. The poem also encourages little ones to put their heads down and close their eyes as “sweet dreams are here.”
The use of repetition and rhyme in Sleep Angel Sleep creates a soothing mood. The word “Sleep” appears on each and every page, and it subconsciously encourages just that! Certain phrases are repeated more than once, which also helps to create a dream-like atmosphere.
The illustrations depict a gentle Sleep Angel watching over a young boy, as he dreams about his menagerie of stuffed animals having sleep adventures. The colors are rich and deep, which enhances the dreamlike mood of the book. The characters are drawn softly, and humans and animals alike are all depicted with gentle, relaxed smiles throughout the pages.
The audio for Sleep Angel Sleep mirrors the text in the book, and features the author’s own narration. Ms. Levett’s soothing tones are sure to bring listeners to the brink of dreamland, no matter what age they are! The Sleep Angel Sleep website features the following disclaimer:
WARNING: Use Sleep Angel Sleep products and audio only in a safe sleep environment—Do not play audio in a moving vehicle in a manner the driver can listen—this audio is a sleep promoting product and very effective for all who may be able to hear.
Though it may seem silly, this warning is totally necessary. It’s not just the author’s tone and wording that works, she also uses a particular cadence and inhalation pattern that truly begins to influence the listener.
Overall, Sleep Angel Sleep is a highly effective system that could easily become the centerpiece of a bedtime family tradition.