Don't Close Your Eyes: A Silly Bedtime Story

Don't Close Your Eyes: A Silly Bedtime Story

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Do your little ones resist going to sleep? Lull them to sleep with a fun bedtime challenge in Don’t Close Your Eyes!

Children have a lot of fun packed into a day, and they don't always want it to end. Award-winning author Bob Hostetler capitalizes on this by challenging little ones to keep their eyes open, no matter how heavy their eyelids may get. The soft rhymes about animals preparing for sleep will help them settle down until they finally close their eyes and sleep!

With silly and adorable characters whose sleepy faces will make you laugh out loud, Don’t Close Your Eyes is a unique bedtime book that your child will reach for again and again. Get ready for bed and say your prayers, but whatever you do, don't close your eyes!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400209514
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Pages: 20
Sales rank: 783,169
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 4 Years

About the Author

Bob Hostetler is an award-winning writer, editor, pastor, and speaker from southwestern Ohio. His 50 books have sold millions of copies. He has coauthored 11 books with Josh McDowell, including the bestselling Right from Wrong and the award-winning Don't Check Your Brains at the Door. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards, four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation award, among others. Bob is also a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats.

Mark Chambers is an author and illustrator of children’s picture books and young fiction. He studied illustration at university and since graduating has been represented by the London and New York illustration agency Bright Group International. Mark was shortlisted for the AOI World Illustration Awards in 2017 and The Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2013. In the same year he went on to win the Sheffield Children’s Picture Book Award and was also highly commended in the young fiction category.

Read an Excerpt


The sun is sinking in the sky. The moon is sneaking out.

But you don't want to close your eyes. You have much to think about!

This world is spinning round and round. Stars sparkle way up high.

As nighttime falls without a sound, Don't close one sleepy eye.

The squirrels are fully squirreled away.

The gophers, gophered out.

Young horses stop all horsey play, And pigs sleep tail to snout.

The birds are nestled in their nests. Crickets chirp their lullabies.

And busy bees lie down to rest. But do not — DO NOT — close your eyes.

I know you've run and jumped and played. You've smile d an d laugh e d an d cried.

Now that's all over for today, But still, don't close your eyes!

Your bedtime prayers have all been said With hugs and kisses too.

But as you s nuggle in your bed, Don't close your eyes, whatever you do.

You know that if you close your eyes, You'll never stay awake.

So keep those peepers open wide. Don't blink, for goodness' sake!


Excerpted from "Don't Close Your Eyes"
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Copyright © 2019 Bob Hostetler.
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What People are Saying About This

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'Bob Hostetler mixed his signature silliness together with reverse psychology to create his must-have bedtime children's book, Don't Close Your Eyes. Paired with Mark Chambers's whimsy-filled illustrations, Bob's rhymed verse captivates kiddos and adults alike.' — Mona Hodgson, award-winning author of Bedtime in the Southwest and dozens of other books for children and adults

'A brilliant and adorable bedtime story that will put a smile on the face of everyone who reads it. A gem that you don't want to miss.' — Crystal Bowman, bestselling, award-winning author of more than 100 books for children, including M Is for Manger

'Don't Close Your Eyes is a sweet, funny story that's sure to become a bedtime favorite. Its adorable rhymes and lively illustrations make this book a must-have. Bob Hostetler has always been one of my favorite authors, and now with the release of his first children's story, I get to share his wit and whimsy with my grandkids. Can't wait to add it to my children's book collection!' — Michelle Medlock Adams, award-winning, bestselling children’s author of more than 80 books

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