Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book

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Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book
Dr Seuss Sleep Book.jpg
AuthorDr. Seuss
IllustratorDr. Seuss
CountryUnited States
PublisherRandom House
Publication date
1962 (renewed 1990)
LC ClassPZ8.3.G276 Do
Preceded byThe Sneetches and Other Stories 
Followed byDr. Seuss's ABC 

Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book is a 1962 children's book by Dr. Seuss.

This book begins with a small bug, named Van Vleck, yawning. This yawn spreads (as yawns are terribly contagious) and then the book follows various creatures, including the Foona Lagoona Baboona, the Collapsible Frink, the Chippendale Mupp, The Offt, and the Crandalls, throughout the lands who are sleeping, or preparing to sleep. Towards the end of the book the sleepers in the world are recorded by a special machine ("The Audio Telly O-Tally O-Count"). A Warning is printed on the inside cover[clarification needed] of the book that "this book is to be read in bed" as it is intended to put children to sleep. The final line of the book is a simple, unmetered "Good night".

Book Information[1][edit]

Format: Hardcover ISBN 978-0-394-80091-2

Category: Juvenile Fiction - Bedtime & DreamsJuvenile Fiction - Bedtime & DreamsJuvenile Fiction - Stories In Verse

Author: Dr. Seuss

Also Available: Also available as an eBook.


  1. ^ "Dr. Seuss's Sleep Book | Dr. Seuss Books | SeussvilleR". www.seussville.com. Retrieved 2015-10-01.

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