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Why do we sleep? How do sharks snooze underwater? Where is the oldest bed in the world?
In this compendium of 5-minute really true stories about bedtime, you can go on a journey of wonder and learning to find out the answers to all these questions, and many more!
Travel to Ancient Egypt to explore the beds of Tutankhamun, jet off into space to see how astronauts get ready for bed, or even plunge underwater to learn how hibernating turtles breathe through their bottoms! There are 30 amazing 5-minute stories, with all facts verified by Britannica.
Lavishly illustrated on every page with specially commissioned artwork, and packed full of up-to-the-minute, expert information, this book is the ultimate brainy bedtime companion for children aged 4 to 8.
"What better way to induce drowsiness in young pillow plumpers than short, fascinating introductions to the bedding-down behavior of creatures?" - Kirkus Reviews
"This book has 30 amazing 5-minute stories with great illustrations and all facts verified by Britannica. If you have a kid like one of my daughters, who prefers reading about science, history, and 'things that actually happened, ' this one's a winner." - Asia McLain, BuzzFeed
"I'm all for make-believe but there is something thrilling about facts that are often stranger than fiction. Reading and being read aloud to are almost the mainstays of life, they will always give you somewhere to escape. When things are bad or too much to bear, particularly now in this time of infection, a book is the best place to turn." - Joanna Lumley, The Telegraph
"This book feeds that inner curious child." - Rose Metayer, Youth Services Book Review
". "The colloquial voice is relaxing and rhythmic. Various artists contributed to the illustrations; the dreamlike images feature a wide palette." - School Library Journal
"The volume is thorough, and each short section is straightforward. Each informational excerpt is like a lullaby without a song. VERDICT This collection will have kids snoring in the best kind of way." - School Library Journal
"Every page has wonderful illustrations that support the stories, with plenty of details to keep little ones engaged with the book. This will be a welcome addition to any bedtime book collection." - San Francisco Book Review
"5-Minute Really True Stories for Bedtime is a novel take on children's non-fiction; it's a lovely book perfect for inquisitive children, everywhere. The magic of fiction at bedtime is irreplaceable, but books like this show how true stories can wow too." - Robin Brooks, GeekDad
"The parceling up of information into easily digestible chunks is such a great idea ... By breaking things down into bedtime-story sized chunks, and backing the stories up with delightful illustrations, the Really True Stories for Bedtime delivers perfectly edible nuggets of information." - GeekDad