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So That’s How They Sleep by Rishi Oberoi (Book Review)

Immerse your little ones in a captivating bedtime adventure filled with soothing storytelling, gentle lullabies, and enchanting illustrations.

This magical book creates a serene atmosphere, ensuring peaceful nights and sweet dreams.

This picture book takes young readers on a delightful journey through a zoo, where they meet adorable animal characters preparing for bed. As you read aloud, you’ll discover the power of storytelling and lullabies in calming young minds and establishing a tranquil sleep routine.

Beyond a simple bedtime story, this book serves as a comprehensive guide for parents and caregivers. It provides valuable insights into sleep training techniques and fostering healthy sleep habits for children. You’ll learn effective strategies to create a relaxing bedtime routine that strengthens the parent-child bond while promoting restful nights.

This book is written for:

  • Toddlers
  • Little children
  • Parents and caregivers who want to help their kids sleep


With its beautiful illustrations and engaging tales, this book captures children’s imaginations and invites them into a world of relaxation and comfort.

The charming animal characters and their bedtime rituals make it a perfect sleep aid for toddlers, setting the stage for a peaceful night’s sleep.

Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will appreciate the serene atmosphere and positive messages embedded within the book. It not only fosters a calming bedtime routine but also instills values of empathy and kindness through the adventures of the animal characters.

This book combines storytelling and lullabies. Lullabies are scientifically proven to help babies sleep, stimulate language and cognitive development, and also strengthen the bond between a parent and child.

Order your copy now and join the bedtime adventure!

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Reedsy Discovery. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


People love to visit zoos because they love observing wild and exotic animals up close. It makes them feel a part of their world but under the protection of a wall, trench, or glass. Big or small creatures, adults or babies, we love watching them play, eat, sleep, swim, or enjoy the sun’s rays. When the animals look “happy,” our hearts burst with joy. When an animal is sick, sad, or hurt, our hearts break. One late night, North looked out her bedroom window and listened to the cries of the zoo babies. She wanted to help them, but how?

North had a secret, a special skill no one knew she possessed; she could speak to animals. What a fantastic talent, and one that kids will wish they had, too. Maybe even some adults! At each animal’s “home,” North sang them a lullaby. Her soothing rendition of “Rock-a-Bye Baby” helped the baby monkeys drift off to sleep. All five verses of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” was sung to the zesty zebras, which was phenomenal since most people, like myself, stop after the first verse. As North visited each baby animal, she lulled them to sleep with her loving tone. Calves, pups, chicks, infants, foals, and adults couldn’t keep their eyes open very long once North started singing.

North serenaded them with famous lullabies like “Row Row Row Your Boat” and “Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word.” The little girl also introduced readers to unfamiliar rhymes and tunes like the ones shared with the elegant elephant and its calf, the beastly bears and their cubs, and the legendary lions and their cubs. 

So That’s How They Sleep is a sweet story that serves many purposes. First, caregivers can teach children the names of nine animals and their “baby name.” Second, it also incorporates songs and rhymes. Last but not least, it creates droopy eyes and causes yawns to appear. It’s the perfect nap time or bedtime story! 

The illustrated baby animals were so cute. This story, as a whole, was adorable. My only complaint was the ending. It led readers to believe that the little girl was the only one awake, yet the picture (before the final text) demonstrated the opposite. I would’ve moved the last line, “One little child…,” before the image of North sleeping. It would have given readers the impression that her soothing lullabies even lulled her to sleep. Despite that one confusing moment, I adored the children’s book and recommend sharing it with your baby, toddler, or preschooler. 


Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score: ❤1/2

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Meet the Author

Step into the enchanting world of Rishi Oberoi, a devoted father and an extraordinary children’s book author hailing from the captivating landscapes of California. With an innate passion for writing and an unyielding affection for children, Rishi masterfully weaves words into mesmerizing tales that capture the hearts of young readers and parents alike.

What sets Rishi apart from the rest is his remarkable ability to connect with his audience. He possesses an intuitive understanding of what makes young imaginations soar and what fuels their thirst for knowledge. Drawing from his own experiences as a loving father, his adventuresome travels, and his insatiable appetite for learning, Rishi crafts stories that are both fantastical and relatable.

Rishi’s books transcend the boundaries of entertainment as they kindle curiosity, ignite imagination, and instill a lifelong passion for reading. These captivating narratives serve as windows to a world of thought, gently guiding young minds to embrace the joy of discovery. For Rishi, the learning process is as cherished as the final destination, fostering growth, resilience, and unbounded creativity.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting realm of his books, where storytelling takes flight, dreams soar, and the joy of learning knows no bounds. Join him on this remarkable journey as he continues to ignite young minds, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of children.

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How to Keep Monsters Out of Your Room by Catie Cat (Book Review)

Dru has monsters in his room! After several attempts, he finally figures out how to get rid of them! This rhyming picture book includes a project so YOU can get rid of YOUR monsters too! Afraid of the dark + problem solver.

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I received a complimentary copy of this book from Reedsy Discovery.  I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.


Every night, kids worldwide fear the possibility of a monster lurking under their bed or in the closet. They sleep with lights on, fearing what could creep out from the shadows if they are left in complete darkness. Dru, like so many other young children, has difficulty falling asleep due to fear and anxiety over bedroom “creatures.” 

Due to vivid imaginations, every monster’s appearance varies to some degree. Dru’s unwelcomed guest has large, pointy teeth and green bulging eyes. He looked like a cross between a wolf and a dragon. I can understand why the beast was causing such a fright. I applaud the artist’s skills. Each page looked like a painting.

Dru yelled at the beast to leave his room immediately, but his demands went unannounced. He then remembered the warning signs he’d seen with his mom and recalled their meanings. No left turns. No dogs allowed. No cell phones. Everyone followed these signs and more, promptly Dru to have an ingenious idea. He knew how to keep the monsters out of his room for good! 

Children will witness Dru’s plan in action. They’ll cheer at his success. Then, after the story’s conclusion, they can follow Dru’s instructions and make a “No Monsters Allowed” sign to hang up anywhere in their room. 

When bedtime calls, kids can’t help but fear darkened corners, what supposedly is waiting under their bed, or what else is in their closet besides toys and clothes. How to Keep Monsters Out of Your Room aims to teach kids how to scare “monsters” away so they can get a peaceful night’s sleep. I think everyone will agree that is a great end goal!

Studies show that fear of darkness begins around the age of two; therefore, I recommend sharing the picture book with children as young as two. I also recommend creating your monster “stop” sign. 

Let’s squash those fears before they keep anyone up all night! 


Heart Rating System:
1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 
Score:  ❤❤

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Meet the Author 

Catherine Castoro (Catie Cat) is an author and illustrator. How to Keep Monsters Out of Your Room is her third children’s book. Published Adult non-fiction: THE FERRY TO DUBLIN, January 2018 edition of The Ocotillo Review. She has two grown children and lives with her husband in Austin, Texas.

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