Kid’s Book Review: I’m Not Sleepy

Kid’s Book Review: I’m Not Sleepy

About the Book and Author / Illustrator

Flora, the smallest dormouse, is going on a grand adventure . . . The other dormice just want to sleep, but there’s a wide world outside, and Flora can’t wait to go exploring.
She’s brave and curious and not at all sleepy!

Flora finds there’s so much to discover, from tadpoles wriggling in a pond to bees buzzing from flower to flower.
But when winter approaches she eventually feels tired.

Curling up in a cosy burrow Flora doesn’t realise she’s fallen asleep on the back of a fox! Oops….

Rabat Kaduji

Raahat Kaduji is an artist and illustrator based in the United Kingdom.

In 2018, she opened an online shop to display and sell illustrated goods that she designs and packed in her small home studio.

In 2022 she  made her children’s book debut in 2022 with the publication of I’m Not Scary (Alison Green/Scholastic UK).

Book Review

I liked to spot the insects and animals in the pictures

This book surpassed our expectations! I think we were all expecting a simple story about not wanting to go to bed and instead this book turned out to be so much more.

The story involves a ‘proper adventure’ with a dramatic rescue as well as beautifully illustrated scenes with lots of details to spot.

Clara loved following through the seasons and recognising the animals and insects. She was also intrigued to learn that dormice are not really mice and that bees do a waggle dance.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Clara
  • Age: 3 years
  • Likes: Unicorns, mushrooms and Play-Doh
  • Dislikes: Pepperoni
  • Favourite Book: A Pony Book
  • Favourite Song: Frosty the Snowman
  • Favourite TV Show: Hello Duggie