Let’s Get Sleepy! | Book Review

“Let’s Get Sleepy is a must read for bedtime! A beautiful story that allows you to engage as you try to find Sleepy with every page turn.” – Momma Braga


These cats are on an adventure to find that darn mouse named sleepy.

But Sleepy is a sneaky mouse – he’s hard to find. The cats will have to look everywhere: all over town, out by the beach, up in space, and even back in time with the dinosaurs! Can the cats catch that mouse? Even if they don’t, at the end of the day, they may just get sleepy after all.

Let’s Get Sleepy reminds young readers that the journey is more important than the destination – and that the most valuable treasure is a day richly lived with friends.


Let’s Get Sleepy is an amazing story that is beautifully told and illustrated. We love the use of cats in this adventure as their goal throughout their day is to find Sleepy the mouse. However, despite their great efforts they always seem to miss him. Even though they didn’t catch him, they do end up being “sleepy” after all.

We just loved the play on words and Nikki had a lot of fun reading the sentence “Let’s Get Sleepy.” By the second time reading the story in a row one night, she felt sleepy herself and it was an amazing parenting win for me! 😉 The detail in each page is impeccable and my favorite scene is the weekend parade where I noticed a flag that looks a lot like the Canadian flag (we noticed and loved it!). There is so much to appreciate in this children’s story that we always find something new every time we read it. Yes we have read it several times since it has arrived.

“My favorite part is looking for Sleepy! It was so much fun and it made me giggle when they couldn’t find him.” – Nikki, Age 6

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give it 10 paws out of 5! We love the rhyming text and of course the seek and find twist really made this into a glowing review. We do recommend to add this story to your reading lineup as your children will adore it.

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About the Author

Tony Cliff is the New York Times – bestselling author and illustrator of the Delilah Dirk graphic novel series. He live in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he is a fifteen-year veteran of the city’s animation industry. His first major published work, Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant, was nominated for Eisner, Shuster, and Harvey awards. He is strongly opposed to bios that conclude with one quirky attempt at humor.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

-Momma Braga

* This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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