Skip to content

The Magic of Sleep: A Fascinating Guide to the World of Slumber

Out of stock for now, sorry!
Written by Vicky Woodgate

Dive into the weird and wonderful world of sleep, from the science behind dreams to a peek into animal sleeping habits, in this incredible book for children aged 7 to 9.

We spend about 26 years of our lives sleeping, but how much do you really know about what happens when your head hits the pillow? Flick through the charming illustrated pages and discover:

- What is sleep, and why do we need it?
- Who's still awake across the globe when you are tucked up in bed?
- The history of sleep, including the evolution of the bed and the significance of dreams in myths and legends
- How does sleep differ in the animal kingdom? From polyphasic sleeping lions and nocturnal raccoons to birds high in the sky and whales in the ocean
- What happens to plants when the sun sets?
- Practical tips and tricks to help you improve your bedtime routine

The Magic of Sleep answers all your questions about what goes on in your head when you snooze, including the difference between light and deep sleep, where dreams come from, and how essential sleep is to staying healthy. Discover fascinating facts about how people slept in the past, and how people sleep in different ways around the world. Did you know that the oldest mattress was found in South Africa and is 77,000 years old? Vivid and engaging illustrations by Vicky Woodgate bring the topic to life.