A Field Guide to Sleepy People

We at EMUs Debuts are all about service. Take, for instance, Mylisa Larsen’s super-helpful and hilarious new book, HOW TO PUT YOUR PARENTS TO BED. And on the last day of the book launch party, we thought we’d give you a little bonus. We hereby present an illustrated guide to recognizing when a grownup needs to go to bed.

Do they start using blankets as pillows and yawn uncontrollably?


“Look out,” says Katie, “all chaos is about to break loose!”

Do their canine companions give them the hairy eyeball…


Kai beseeches Janet for his last walk so he can go to bed.

…or try to pull them off the sofa?


Lucy trying to lead Elly off to bed!

Do they have glassy eyes and seem somehow…disembodied?


Hayley, collect yourself!

Are they just simply not themselves?

Tired Jason

“This is my face when I desperately need to be put to bed. Not pretty. I get this look not only when I’m tired as all get out, but when I’m hangry or have just heard that “America’s Next Top Model” will not be returning for another cycle. Love, Tyra”

Are things getting hairy?

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Time to brush, Mylisa!

Are they going ape?

Luke Reynolds bedtime

Luke, stop dragging your knuckles!

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, get that person to bed, ASAP! Simply telling a grownup to go to bed doesn’t always work, however. Mylisa’s book will show you how to put all the sleepy people to bed where they belong in no time at all.

But before you tuck yourself or anyone else in, don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a copy of HOW TO PUT YOUR PARENTS TO BED and a gift certificate for snazzy new pj’s. Just use the hashtag #PutParents2Bed in a blog comment or on social media to enter! The giveaway runs until April 1st.

We conclude this Public Service Announcement and Launch Party with a cute and fun book trailer. Then order your own copy here!



Filed under Book Giveaway, Book Launch, Launch, Picture books

8 responses to “A Field Guide to Sleepy People

  1. Funny and so true. Have you ever nodded off in the chair and drop something you were holding?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mariagianferrari

    I just got up, but I’m already ready to go back to bed! Thanks for the fun post, Andrea & congrats again, Mylisa!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hayley Barrett

    Jason, this is great!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Donna Janell Bowman

    Such a fun post, Andrea. Suddenly, I am yawning!

    Liked by 1 person

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