Sandman's Stories


Children - General
60 Pages
Reviewed on 02/02/2015
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Sandman's Stories by Heiki Vilep is a collection of bedtime stories perfect for children to read or listen to just before going to bed. Marilyn's parents are too tired to tell her a bedtime story and put her to sleep one night. Marilyn is trying her best to fall asleep by counting sheep so that sleep will come, but she is unable to drop off. She opens her eyes and she sees a real sandman standing next to her. She tells him her plight and he thinks of putting sleep sand in her eyes. But Marilyn wants to hear a real story. Now it becomes the sandman's job to tell Marilyn his made up stories and put her to sleep every night.

The book is enjoyable and it is perfect for parents and grandparents to read out to kids at night. The stories are exciting and imaginative and will keep kids enthralled. The illustrations that accompany each story are bright and colorful and capture the essence of the story beautifully. Whether it is the story of The Sock and the Boot, Nail Neil's dream of good folk, all the stories will entertain young readers with their charm, humor and mystery.

I recommend this book to all parents to keep in their personal collection because, apart from having good bedtime stories, it will also help children imagine and tell them about different types of people. The best thing about these stories is that they cover diverse topics, thereby making the collection an engaging and entertaining read.