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The Boy Who Wouldn’t Sleep Alone

Mira Meir
AGE: 2-4

This charming book deals with a common problem – children who are afraid to sleep alone. In a highly imaginative fashion, Mira Meir introduces a variety of stuffed animals into the little boy’s bed. At first, he brings his teddy bear into his bed and falls asleep peacefully. But then each night another frightened and lonely animal crawls into the little boy’s bed until there is no room left for him. Finally, he ends up sleeping on the floor. Eventually, the animals return of their own volition to their special places on the shelf – one at a time. Even the little boy’s teddy bear is placed on the shelf with a farewell kiss. The little boy has learned to sleep peacefully on his own. With great warmth and understanding, Mira Meir introduces children to the wonderful support that good friends can give and shows how they can help in the process of gaining maturity and overcoming obstacles.

Illustrations: Alona Frankel

English translation available (for publishers only)

MeirMira A Boy Who Did Not Want to Sleep Alone
Title The Boy Who Wouldn’t Sleep Alone
Author’s Last Name Meir
Author's First Name Mira
Language(s) German, Arabic
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Sifriat Poalim
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1981
No. Pages 27 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Paʹam Haya Yeled She Lo Ratzah Lishon Levad
Representation Represented by ITHL


Arabic: Tel Aviv, Sifriat Poalim, 1997
German: Hamburg, Carlsen, 1998

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