The starting point of this little story was a conversation with my daughter, Lily. Her son was no longer sleeping in a crib and was getting used to a junior bed. He went through a period of waking up very early, around 5:30 in the morning and coming to his parents’ bedroom.
Needless to say, she was tired and annoyed with the whole situation.
In one of our phone conversations, I thought a story approach might help. Most of the story is exactly the story I told her spontaneously over the phone. I wrote it down and sent it to her. Once I shared the story with friends, the pictures were inevitable.
Everyone Is Asleep but Me is dedicated to my grandchildren—Erez, Maya, Ethan and Milan—who inspired the story. These days, they’re all great sleepers!
About the author:
Diana’s life has always been connected to children, as a mom, Educational Director of synagogue schools and as a grandmother (Savti). During her educator years she wrote a Hebrew reading curriculum, Read Hebrew Now, together with her daughter Lily Safrani, which is used in synagogue schools, by home school families and anyone who wants to learn to read and write Hebrew. She is very happy that the collaboration with Lily continues with this
little bear in their first children’s story book.