It’s Time for Bed

It’s time for Siasi to go to bed, but she doesn’t want to brush her teeth or put away her toys. It’s so much more fun to play with all the animals of the Arctic! Wouldn’t everyone rather dance with a polar bear, howl with the wolves, and swim with the fish than get ready for bed?

In this charming bedtime story, readers follow Siasi on a nighttime adventure as she comes up with excuse after excuse for why she’s not quite ready to go to bed.

Written by Ceporah Mearns and Jeremy Debicki | Illustrated by Tim Mack

Hardcover (English) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-227-7 | $16.95 | 9″ x 8″ | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 3–5 | F&P Level H |

Paperback (Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-221-5 | $12.95 | 9″ x 8″ | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 3–5 | F&P Level H |

EPUB (English | ISBN: 978-1-77227-319-9 | $9.99 | 28 pages | Full-colour illustrations throughout | Ages 3–5 | F&P Level H |

Audiobook (English/Inuktitut) | ISBN: 978-1-77227-371-7 | $6.99 | Ages 3–5 | F&P Level H |


“Written in verse, following less of a narrative than a rocking rhythm, this book can serve as a modern lullaby for younger children.” – Globe & Mail

“While the concept is not new, seeing it through an Arctic lens makes this tale a valuable addition to the bedtime book genre…Highly recommended.”—School Library Journal

“. . . [I]t’s her unique reasons that will make It’s Time for Bed a favourite new bedtime story to read. Children will love her reasons and delight in making up new ones of their own to continue her story for themselves.”—CanLit for Little Canadians

Now featured in the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book list for 2024!