Reading/Interest Level: Toddler, Preschool
Author: Teresa Heapy
Illustrator: Sue Heap
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company
Little Sleeping Beauty is surprisingly not tired. Her birthday party is in the morning and she is much too excited to sleep. Daddy has tried everything to get her to sleep! They read books and sang songs, but Little Sleeping Beauty is as awake as ever. Aunt Fairy decides to pay a special visit to Little Sleeping Beauty and brings her a present to help her to sleep. However, after going to bed so late, Little Sleeping Beauty is not so sure she's ready to wake up for her birthday party.
Very Little Sleeping Beauty is a story that most parents with toddlers can relate to. That being said, hopefully it doesn’t give the little ones ideas on how to get out of going to bed on time. The illustrations are simple, and the book is easy to read and to follow along with. The book was published in the UK originally and has British spelling. It is a fun new twist on a classic story that will teach your children some downsides to staying up all night, but still has a happy ending.