Sleep is for Babies!

Book Author and Illustrator Emily McDowall and Julia Hegetusch
Rights Available World excl. Australia and NZ 

Sleep is for babies!
George thought. Not for me!
There’s too much to do and too much to see.

It is George’s bedtime and he is determined that sleep is NOT something he needs. He sneaks outside and, as he explores, he discovers a range of animals along the way, including a possum, owl and frog, all of whom he persuades to play with him. But when it’s his turn to hide, and he buries himself under some leaves, he begins to feel sleepy…

• Emily McDowall has written an endearing story of
night-time adventures that will appeal to little ones.

• The story is brought alive by Julia Hegetusch’s
charming illustrations, evoking a night-time world.

• A perfect book to share at bedtime.

About the Author

Emily McDowall has always loved reading and writing. Her mother instilled a love of literature in her by reciting classic poems like The Highwayman and The Tyger when Emily was young. As a teen, Emily was a member of the School for Young Writers, tutored by Glyn Strange.

After a spell of writing mostly university essays, blogs and work reports, motherhood inspired Emily to get back into creative writing. This is Emily’s first book and she looks forward to reading it to her young son.

About the Illustrator
Julia Hegetusch
was born in New Zealand but has spent much of her life living in Germany, growing up in a family of artists. She has formally and informally studied graphic design, photography, abstract and figurative art. It was during Covid that she discovered a love for illustration and narrative storytelling.

Julia works part-time as a childhood educator, which provides a great insight
into the stories that children enjoy. In her free time, she enjoys walking in the
mountains or forest, or on the beach. She currently resides in Levin with her partner and daughter.


Scholastic New Zealand Ltd


240 x 250 mm



Picture Book

Age range
3-7 years

Publication Date
June 2024

Rights Available:
World excl. New Zealand and Australia

Rights Agents:


Lynette Evans, Scholastic New Zealand Ltd

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