Sleepy Toes (A Padded Board Book)

by Kelli McNeil, Illustrated By Cori Doerrfeld

Cartwheel Books
March 2017

Ages Infant – 3 . Grades Early Childhood – PreK

Lexile measure: AD440L

Are your toes getting sleepy? So very, very sleepy?
All day long they wiggle along -- wiggly, wobbly toes.
But now it's time to get some rest, so tomorrow we can be our best!

In the vein of such modern-day classics as Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep comes an irresistibly sweet goodnight story just right for little ones who need to get the wiggles out before settling down for bedtime. With soothing mindfulness language filled with gentle rhymes by debut author Kelli McNeil paired with adorable artwork by Cori Doerrfeld, this simple story masterfully captivates and lulls readers into slumber -- starting from their tickly toes all the way to their sleepy, blinky eyes!

Based on the author's grandmother's special mindful storytelling technique for quieting down rowdy grandchildren, this simple goodnight guide is sure to be a classic bedtime story in the making.
Cori Doerrfeld

Cori Doerrfeld is the illustrator of over 15 books for children, including three self-authored/self-illustrated books. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Kelli McNeil

Kelli McNeil is a creative director of her own company as well as a children's book author. When not working, she loves being an airplane pilot! She lives in Los Angeles.


  • Praise for Cori Doerrfeld

    "Doerrfeld sidesteps providing a Big Lesson to focus on the interplay between two vividly drawn personalities and powerful imaginations -- and the results are fresh and fun." -Publishers Weekly

    * "Doerrfeld [focuses] on the interplay between two vividly drawn personalities and powerful imaginations—and the results are fresh and fun.” - Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW


Novelty book

ISBN: 9781338030723

26pp. | 6-¾ x 8