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Bedtime, Little Mouse
Bedtime, Little Mouse

Bedtime, Little Mouse

By Magali Mialaret, Illustrated by Carmen Saldaña


32 Pages, 9.65 x 9.84

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: October 2022

ISBN 9781780557342

Rights: US & CA

Michael O'Mara Books (Oct 2022)
Buster Books

Price: $9.99


Little Mouse lives in a beautiful woodland, where she plays happily all day long. But, after one hot day, a storm gathers overhead. Little Mouse and her friends have to rush home to take shelter from the booming thunder, flashing lightning and pouring rain.

When she tries to get to sleep that night, Little Mouse can#&39;t help but dwell on the scary storm raging outside. Luckily, Big Mouse is on hand to soothe her into a gentle sleep, using guided breathing, gentle meditation and reflection on all of the good things that happened during the day.

After the bedtime story, parents and children can move on to the Mindful Bedtime Method. This mindfulness practice is developed specifically to help children relax and prepare for sleep. From noticing their breathing and the softness of their surroundings, to expressing gratitude for the day, these five mindful practices will help children develop a positive and healthy bedtime routine, which will have them relaxed and ready for bed.

It is written by Magali Mialaret PgC, who used her background in applied neuroscience, stress management and yoga coaching to create a story that will develop good practice around bedtime routines and mindful reflection on emotions encountered during the day. It is brought to life with sweet and gentle illustrations by Carmen Saldaña, illustrator of numerous picture book titles.


"A gentle and reassuring bedtime story starring a little mouse, this picture book is also an effective introduction to mindfulness for the very young and a manual for parents and carers on how to help children prepare for bed and relax into sleep. . . .  The illustrations by Carmen Salda#&328;a are very sweet and appealing and the book’s effect could be long-lasting." —LoveReading

Author Biography

Magali Mialaret, PgC, is a French-Australian parent, executive coach, yoga teacher and consultant. She has spent years studying the brain, culminating in the completion of a postgraduate qualification in applied neuroscience. Bedtime, Little Mouse is her first picture book title. She is based in New York.

Carmen Saldaña is a freelance illustrator who lives and works in Gijón, a small city in the north of Spain. Her main sources of inspiration are animals, birds, bugs and everything related to nature. She is the illustrator of a number of picture book titles, including Flip Flap Snap! Dinosaurs.