Go To Sleep!


Go To Sleep!

Children’s book illustrations/design

Written by Marion Adams.

Tansy the sheep can’t go to sleep. She’s forgotten how to do it! But when she follows the barn owl’s advice and starts counting sheep, she realises that there is something wrong …

“Go To Sleep” is a delightful bedtime story with a humorous twist that children will love!

Recently we were asked to provide a bio for the Children’s Book Review, who wanted to review one of Happy Designer’s books, “Go To Sleep”, written by Marion Adams. Of course, we were more than happy to provide this, as Marion’s book is absolutely delightful and was a real joy to work on! You can read the review from the Children’s Book Review here.


“This is an adorable bedtime book with soothing prose and dreamy illustrations”

The Children’s Book Review

The story is about Tansy the sheep, who has forgotten how to go to sleep. She tries every trick she can think of, including counting her flock! But nothing works, until she asks the Barn Owl for help, and then she realises something isn’t quite right…

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This children’s story will resonate with any parent, as they will have no doubt heard “But I can’t sleep!” more times than they could count! Tansy will not only help your little ones off to the land of nod, but should give sleepy parents a way to engage their kids in their bedtime story so everyone is feeling relaxed and ready for bed once the story has finished.

Marion Adams, Author

Marion Adams, the author of “Go To Sleep”, worked for several years as an in-house copywriter with a publishing company, and now she helps other writers as a freelance editor and proofreader. Marion writes for both children and adults, but she particularly likes writing for children as she believes stories can spark young imaginations, communicating all kinds of exciting possibilities and encouraging conversation.

“Full of endearing little scenes and huggable sheep, this is a great book for any child’s bedtime.”

The Children’s Book Review

Getting children to sleep is never an easy task, and reading to children to help them to doze off is the perfect way to get kids to settle down. It’s also a great way to settle children en masse; get them all huddled together to read to them all, perhaps with a milky hot drink or a hot water bottle. If your kids share a room then perhaps they can snuggle into their own beds and talk about their favourite dreams or how they get to sleep, so, like Tansy, they have some favourite things they can think of before bed. Although it’s not the easiest thing to do, if you can get the little ones snuggled in to hear a bedtime story then hopefully you won’t need to stress about where everyone is and what everyone is up to as bedtime rolls around. With “Go To Sleep” you shouldn’t ever struggle again!

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“Sarah was lovely to work with and keen to make sure that the illustrations were a perfect children book reviewmatch for the story. It’s obvious that she really cares about her work and wants you, the author, to be happy with the final results. Go To Sleep! has already received many five-star reviews on Amazon, as well as five stars from Readers’ Favorite, with reviewers saying that it is ‘beautifully illustrated’. Also with a 92% rating on The Book Reviewers

Thank you, Sarah!”

Marion Adams – author of Go To Sleep!

Go To Sleep! is published by Full Media Ltd. It is available in paperback and as an ebook on Amazon. Click here for the UK site and here for the US site. You can also buy it from Barnes & Noble.

A few of my previous clients

Design against furSt Ives Memory BayEden ProjectSkyRespect for animalsPets at HomeSt Moritz Hotel

  • "The logos are absolutely fantastic, they are spot on brief and are even better than we imagined!Paolo Pini, Step Up To Languages

  • "Sarah provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could" Discovery Leisure

  • “I was so nervous ringing you as i've never done anything like this before, but you were so friendly and put me completely at ease.” - Donna Purvis

  • "It won’t be a struggle working with Sarah, it’ll be a pleasure. Can’t recommend enough”
    - Richard Quick

  • Sarah is an extremely talented designer and illustrator. She has that rare gift of being able to find something in your business or character that you never knew existed" Craig Green

  • "Sarah is quality.  Not just her design but she is a pleasure to work with."
    - Bob Harper, Portfolio Marketing

  • "i really like ur books my mommy reads them 2 me all the time ur really good at drawling and i want 2 be like u when i grow up :-)"  Natassia Flegal (hd fan)

  • "You do have a very positive feel about everything you do. I do wish you continued success in all your work. All the best, SimonSimon James, Famous Children’s Book Illustrator

  • "These posters and flyers are perfect”
    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • "Our brand wouldn't be the same without her on-going input. Just fab xx”
    - Justine Rogers, Dainty Dizzy

  • "I hope my recommendation will persuade you to use Sarah! I cannot fault her, for her professionalism, enthusiasm and talent." - Michelle Hawkins, Director: The Flying DoDo

  • Sarah is professional, friendly and very knowledgeable, she delivered 100% with a new logo that was spot on! We can't recommend her enough!” - Lucy @ Get Active

  • “Logos received with a BIG thanks, Basically I love them all” 
    Helen Chuah, Giggling Baby Products

  • "I am absolutely THRILLED TO BITS with your illustrations! THEY ARE MAGNIFICENT!”
    - Susanna Jennicrai, Book Author

  • "WOW! Love it! I'm so happy with what you've produced- and with so little input from me. FANTASTIC!!! THANK YOU” - Darren Pascoe: 'Red Rabbit Book'

  • "Thank you so much Sarah! What a fantastic set of illustrations for the first in our series of children’s books. We can’t wait to work with you on the second book!" Jane Archer-Wilms & Marlies Veenhof

  • "Sarah understood what I was looking for and produced a fantastic logo for me.  She is very approachable and friendly – I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her” Katie Jarvis, Fancy Prints

  • Got home tonight and the books had arrived. Absolutely love them. My girlfriend loves your illustrations.” - Andrew Jeffery: 'Wolfboy Book'

  • "She has a keen eye for the quirky detail, she is punctual and a joy to work with. I simply cannot praise her enough.” - Clickety Books

  • "Yes!!!! Wow…Love it!!! ..thanks so much, I absolutely the character design you have done for us!!! xx” Lisa Dell, Cornish Firewood