“Watch the boat Chandan, it floats on the ocean. It rises and falls with your breath’s gentle motion.” Chandan has had an exciting day out with his mum – but now it’s time for bed, and however hard he tries, he just can’t sleep. Luckily, his mum has some calming mindfulness techniques at her fingertips. The bedtime boat sits on Chandan’s tummy, rising and falling with his breath. As he travels on a voyage of imagination over the seas, the bedtime boat is always there to keep him grounded, eventually lulling him gently into a relaxed and peaceful sleep.
My impressions of The Bedtime Boat
This is an absolutely delightful book. The rhyming verse will surely help any child go to sleep. And for fun, there are instructions on how to make your own bedtime boat.
About the author:
Sital Gorasia Chapman left a career in banking, trained as a yoga instructor, and then started writing. She studied Writing for Children at the City Lit, and her picture book submission was commended at the FAB awards in 2019. She was recently commissioned to write a poem for the CBeebies children’s television series Colours, which is available on BBC iPlayer. Sital lives in London with her husband and three young daughters.
Jonathan Ball Publishers sent me this book to review. This is what they had to say about it:
A visually stunning, thoughtful and calming bedtime tale, featuring tried-and-tested mindfulness techniques. With stunning illustrations by award-winning illustrator Anastasia Suvorova, this lyrical rhyming picture book is the perfect way to help restless little ones drift off to sleep. Featuring non-fiction information on mindfulness.
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