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The Sleepytown Express - Personalised Edition

"This seventh cleverly conceived, beautifully executed personalisable picture book from Tickled Moon presents the perfect way to soothe little ones before bed."

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Comprising a beautifully illustrated picture book, plus accompanying free audio edition (simply scan the QR code to hear the story, The Sleepytown Express song, or a music-only version of the song), The Sleepytown Express certainly fulfils its aim to “revolutionise bedtime routines for children”. It’s the perfect package of story and song, inspired by the creator’s experience of putting her three-year-old to bed, and her NLP training. What’s more, the book can be personalised throughout.  

As for the story, The Sleepytown Express offers an inviting second-person narrative that addresses the reader directly: “You are standing on a station platform waiting, waiting, waiting…for a very special train, our favourite train.” When The Sleepytown Express train pulls in, you board it and “snuggle down, safe and warm, cozy and dozy.” The language is magically suggestive; the words perfect for calming children in readiness for sleep.  

As always with Tickled Moon books, opportunities to personalise the story are well-thought out, and well-integrated to the tale. After taking your pick from ordering a hardback or paperback edition, you can choose a name to add to the cover and spine, with the same name recurring throughout. In addition, you can add 4-8 extra names to the story. In the text, these are presented as the child’s fellow The Sleepytown Express passengers: “everyone you love the most.” So sweet and comforting in this pre-sleep context.  

If that wasn’t enough, you can also include a special personal dedication — perfect for when you’re gifting the book to special children in your life. Non-personalised editions are also available in hardback and paperback formats.   

In summary, for a smoother ride to slumber-town, we thoroughly recommend boarding The Sleepytown Express — it fosters an altogether dreamier pre-sleep experience.

The Sleepytown Express, personalised version is available in hardcover (£29.95) and softcover (£23.95) at tickledmoon.com.

The Sleepytown Express is also available as a non-personalised softback - find out more here.

Joanne Owen

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