The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is surely the stuff of nightmares | Imogen Russell Williams

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s self-published book claims to cure young insomniacs, but should bedtime stories be about tricking children to conk out? Related: Can an app really persuade children to go to sleep? I am the parent of a child whose nightly requests for more stories, more songs, a torch, a magnifying glass, and the “Well Done!” sticker on the jumper that went through the washing machine three days ago, have never yet been known to run dry; a child who inevitably brings up the subject of death as a last resort, knowing it’s a hard-faced mother indeed who leaves a four-year-old grappling alone with the spectre of mortality in a darkened room. In this capacity, I am definitely in the market for juvenile sleep aids, preferably, though not necessarily, laudanum-free. And, as a children’s literature geek, I’m also a stickler for half-decent bedtime stories, but The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, which will allegedly send kids to sleep in minutes, is a somewhat perturbing addition to the genre. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep is surely the stuff of nightmares | Imogen Russell Williams

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s self-published book claims to cure young insomniacs, but should bedtime stories be about tricking children to conk out? Related: Can an app really persuade children to go to sleep? I am the parent of a child whose nightly requests for more stories, more songs, a... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep now Wants to Go to Harvard

A parody picture book due out next year pokes fun at over-ambitious parentsFor all those families who found The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep helped smooth over difficult bedtimes, a new picture book satirising the ambitions of “helicopter” parents for their brilliant offspring is due out next... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-11-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep sells to major publisher

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s self-published bestseller to get traditional edition with Penguin Random HouseThe Swedish author of this summer’s surprise self-published hit, a bedtime story that promises to “make anyone fall asleep” using positive reinforcement techniques and plenty of yawns, has... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2015-09-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RH Children's Buys Self-Pubbed Phenom 'Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep'

The self-published picture book 'The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep,' which shot to the top of Amazon's U.K. print list a few weeks ago, has officially been acquired in by Penguin Random House. The publisher took world English rights to the book in a joint deal between Random House U.S. and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Mysterious Bounce of ‘The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep’

How the self-published Swedish picture book become an overnight international sensation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep children's book tops best seller list

An insomniac rabbit is the hero of a book which has become a surprise best seller. Continue reading at Stuff

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Joy Williams’ first novel in 20 years is coming this fall.

While we don’t know what the state of the our pandemic society will be come September, we can at least be sure that we’ll all be getting a little Joy Williams, as a treat. Specifically, a new novel—her fifth, and her first since 2000’s The Quick and the Dead, which was a runner-up for the […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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William Clark Russell’s ‘The Wreck of the Grosvenor’ is a transporting nautical adventure

Russell may no longer be a household name, but his novels — popular in the later Victorian era — are worth revisiting. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Digital Publishing: To Stop Misinformation From Spreading, Journalists Shouldn’t Fall Down the Social Media Rabbit Hole

By this point, the phrase “fake news” has become as ubiquitous in newsrooms as “election night pizza.” It’s a term Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Beatrix Potter: Newly-found story by 'Peter Rabbit' author will be released this fall

A story by Potter titled 'The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots' was recently found and will be released by Penguin Random House in September. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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PW Asks: What's Your Favorite Fall-Asleep Book?

What was your favorite childhood fall-asleep book, and why/ how did it help you sleep (or, parents, what works on your kids now)? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-08-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Fall Regionals 2023: Bookselling Shows Usher in Fall

Booksellers, exhibitors, and authors alike can expect a mix of business and camaraderie at this year's fall trade shows. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Krump, Williams, DiPreta Up at William Morrow

Emily Krump and Jessica Williams have each been promoted to v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Fiction, while Mauro DiPreta has been promoted to senior v-p and editorial director for William Morrow Nonfiction. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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In Liane Moriarty’s ‘Apples Never Fall,’ a mother disappears and a family falls to pieces

Moriarty tells a fresh, juicy tale about four siblings and their tennis-obsessed parents. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Publisher Who Transformed the Careers of Wallace Stevens and William Carlos Williams

Late in 1942 a Buddhist monk living in Los Angeles carefully inscribed his name in a recently published book by the poet Wallace Stevens. The Buddhist monk had moved to Los Angeles from Japan a year earlier. The book was Notes Toward A Supreme Fiction, published by the Cummington Press, a small... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Garnons-Williams, Killingbeck and Kelly step up at 4th Estate and William Collins

A round of promotions has been revealed across 4th Estate and William Collins with Helen Garnons-Williams promoted to associate publisher across the two HarperCollins imprints and Tom Killingbeck appointed to William Colllins' editorial director, while Anna Kelly will become editorial director... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 10:55:24 UTC ]
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Audiobook Review: ‘Surely You Can’t Be Serious,’ by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker

In the audiobook oral history “Surely You Can’t Be Serious: The True Story of ‘Airplane!,’” a cast of dozens fondly revisits a now-classic film. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-03-01 14:12:30 UTC ]
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Book Review: ‘What Have We Here?,’ by Billy Dee Williams

His charming memoir “What Have We Here?” traces the path from a Harlem childhood to “Star Wars,” while lamenting the roles that never came his way. Continue reading at The New York Times

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