Going to Bed is Easy Now
Children’s Picture Book
By Doris Bowman and Maritsa Bowman
Illustrated by Benton Rudd
Published by Journey Books, LLC
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Manny Moose used to struggle with something that many children do – Going to Bed! In fact, many of the steps of bedtime used to cause him to become extremely upset, and he would react in ways that were seen as naughty and made him feel bad! Within the pages of this book, Manny shares why going to bed used to be hard and how, with some help from his mom, going to bed is EASY NOW!
In this captivating children’s picture book, first in the EASY NOW Series™, the authors have crafted a tale that is not only visually appealing and relatable, but delivers characters and cadence that keep children wanting to return to it time and time again. Beneath the beauty of the illustrations, and the first person voice and experiences that draw children and parents into the story, Doris and Maritsa have incorporated sophisticated layers of purpose in both text and illustrations that exceed those of many children’s stories, serving needs that are on the forefront of today’s medical, educational and societal conversations.
Designed to ease the stress of everyday activities that create chronically challenging behaviors in typically developing children, as well as those with ADD, autism spectrum disorder, and other disabilities, future titles in the Easy Now Series™ will help children and parents navigate struggles in a variety of areas such as Going to School is Easy Now, Solving Problems is Easy Now, and Changing Plans is Easy Now.
“Going to bed is a major trigger for so many kids and a terrible source of conflict in so many homes! Going to Bed is Easy Now is a fun and engaging read that will no doubt help establish an effective and predictable routine for kids to rely on. A great resource for so many of our kids!” – J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., Director, Think:Kids | MGH Assoc. Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School
“This fresh and captivating story of Manny’s successful bedtime is inclusive and informed, and allows the reader to instantly see ways to streamline and improve family routines. I am thrilled to see this series emerge during a time when parents need support more than ever! My own small children were enchanted by the flow of this first book, and utterly begged for more Manny stories immediately!” – Jane Butler M.S., CCC-SLP, Recipient of 2012 Oregon Award for Clinical Excellence
“Going to Bed Is Easy Now is a brilliant synthesis of brain-based practices that both children and parents need for a smooth transition from a busy day to a peaceful sleeptime routine. Every mom and dad will appreciate how Manny Moose now thinks going to bed is easy. By using this beautiful book, they will soon see, “That’s my child, too!” I can’t wait to tell parents about the book, and I’m eager to read other books in the Easy Now series™!” – Gloria DeGaetano, Founder, Parent Coaching Institute and author of Parenting Well in a Media Age