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

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

  • Sarah has a great insight into how to best produce a children’s book and is really helpful in getting you there! I really cannot recommend Sarah enough – brilliant designer, friendly and professional. The experience has been a great one!“ – Jodie Jackson
  • "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

  • “Sarah was lovely to work with and keen to make sure that the illustrations were a perfect match 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.” – Marion Adams

  • “Books arrived safely today- I am absolutely delighted with how they look – I can’t thank you enough – you’ve made my dream come true :)” – Jane Collins

  • "Outstanding illustrator with exceptional talent. You couldn’t wish for a better artist, as it would be impossible to find. Such a spectacular gifted designer who is always happy!" - Rachel Lake

  • Sarah really understood the brief right from the beginning and has been able to translate my ideas and mental images, that at times were quite specific, into magical illustrations that are better than I’d ever hoped. She has absolutely nailed it!” – Gareth Edwards

  • "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'

  • "Sarah quickly understood what I wanted to achieve and the look I was after. Sarah kept me informed and brought me into the whole process” – Darron Jon Love

  • “When we first contacted Sarah, Dainty Dizzy was a concept;  an idea to be shaped into a brand.  Sarah took this idea and illustrated it perfectly….and our brand look and feel was born.” – Dainty Dizzy

  • 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’s re-branding of my business has given it a much needed fresh and quirky feel. She provided us with an extremely friendly courteous and efficient service and injected an energy into the project, that only Sarah could.” – Discovery Leisure

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    The illustrations are fantastic! Sarah keeps you update with progress from the draft stage right through to sign off." - Paul Micklewright
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    - Julia G, Manager at the Truro branch of Pets at Home

  • 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

  • "Sarah is amazing - very fast at understanding the requirements, great pictures and never too much trouble. I recommend her wholeheartedly" - Fernando Caldeira-Saraiva
  • “Thank you, Sarah, for the amazing work you did on the illustrations for my book. Working with you has been so easy thanks to your enthusiasm, flexibility, support, professionalism and, of course, the amazing quality of your work." – Stuart Neath

  • “I am so happy that I found Sarah to bring my book to life. Sarah took the time to listen and really made the effort to make sure that I was happy and her brilliant designs translated the words of my book into a beautiful visual story." - Jodie Jackson

  • “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

  • “Sarah’s advice has been invaluable, she could have just illustrated my first attempt but knew there was more to be had from the story and pointed me towards the right help." – Darron Jon Love

  • "It's been great working with Sarah as our illustrator! She's been so great in taking all feedback on board and delivers work of the highest standard. Would 100% recommend :-)" - Michelle Gibbs, Doodle Dozen Series
  • "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

  • "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