Hello Animals, How Do You Sleep?

Loes Botman

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Quick Look

  • A bright and sturdy board book introducing very young children to common animals and how they sleep
  • This simple concept is elevated by gorgeous, detailed artwork from popular Dutch illustrator Loes Botman
  • A perfect pre-school read at bedtime -- encourages youngsters to curl up like a squirrel or make a den like a fox
  • The latest in a critically acclaimed series of board books that includes Hello Bugs, What Do You Do? and Hello Birds, What Do You Say?

A beautiful board book introduces young children to a whole host of animals and how they sleep through warm, detailed illustrations and simple words.

board book
180 x 153 mm
Floris Books
Board Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 1 to 3 years
12 pages
Publication date:
24 Jan 2019
Hello Animals


This beautiful board book introduces young children to a whole host of animals, including a squirrel and a fox, a hedgehog and a mouse, a rabbit and a bear, and shows how they sleep.

Loes Botman's warm and detailed illustrations bring the different animals to life, and the simple words and concepts make this the perfect bedtime book to explore with young children.


'With detailed artwork in warm, cosy colours, and simple descriptive language, this is a lovely book to read with young children to learn more about a range of animals and extend a child's vocabulary.'
-- Juno

'The book is an ideal size for small hands to grasp and take hold of, and at the same time it is sturdy enough to withstand the wear and tear it is certain to be given from younger readers. There are minimal words and the animals are not named so the book presents a great opportunity for adult and child to work together in order to identify and explore each creature and what they are doing.'
-- Armadillo

'Botman's latest nature-themed work does double duty, offering a few facts to the youngest of readers while gently lulling them to sleep. Children learn about the nocturnal habits of various creatures -- cows and sheep bed down in the hay, while rabbits and bears sleep in dens (the contrast between the hulking bear and the tiny bunny is delightful). Set against vivid, detailed backgrounds, these sumptuous illustrations will have eyelids drooping in no time.'
-- School Library Journal

'Luminous snoozy images depict the animals peacefully curled up in their woodland, farm, and home environments. Each animal is surrounded with warm, halo-like colors and visual textures that echo their environments, from barnyard hay to warm, deep dens, bringing gentle artistry to the pages and an invitation for readers, too, to bed down. How do you sleep?'
-- Publishers Weekly

'By keeping the text spare, Botman allows readers to focus on the illustrations, which are quite lovely. They appear to have been done with pastel crayons or some other smudgy medium, as they have a comforting, mottled look. A charming and very simple introduction to animals and their sleeping habits for babies and toddlers.'
-- Kirkus Reviews

'Botman's gorgeous detailed artwork brings the animals vividly to life making this an ideal book for a pre-school read at bedtime.'
-- Outside In World

'Beautiful... Unreservedly recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, and community library children's board book collections.'
-- Midwest Book Review

'[A] short but sweet little book that would be perfect for bed or rest time.'
-- Youth Services Book Review


Loes Botman is an illustrator in the Netherlands. She has been widely exhibited and runs workshops. She is also the illustrator of Hello Animals, What Makes You Special?, Hello Animals, Where Do You Live?, Hello Bugs, What Do You Do?, Hello Farm, How Do You Do?, and Hello Birds, What Do You Say?

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