A Good Night's Sleep
In this funny, gorgeously illustrated book for ages 2 and up, Gabriel keeps his mom and dad awake week in and week out. He wakes up and moves beds to sleep in their bed in the middle of every night. His exhausted parents finally hit upon a plan they think will work, but it is Gabriel’s own developing understanding that will save the day.
This is the story of how Gabriel decides to stay asleep in his own bed for the whole night. It is the first in a series called Taboo Topics (the next titlebeing the anti-bullying, confidence-creating book Powerful).
Back blurb: It’s bedtime. Gabriel’s Mommy and Daddy are hoping for a good night’s sleep. But Gabriel has other plans…
Listen to the podcast on A Good Night's Sleep! Originally live on Chai FM with Yael Geffen, 2016 12 14.
Colour cover, four colour throughout
Lana Jacobson is a freelance journalist, author, web content writer, blogger and media consultant, who has an MA in creative travel writing. Away from the public eye, Jacobson freelances across the board, for small and large companies’, PR agencies and she has ghost-written a book for a business tycoon.
Jacobson first gained experience at a large newspaper group where she worked her way into becoming a freelance feature writer for magazines, including marie clare SA and USA, True Love and Fair Lady, to name but a few. She has contributed to newspapers, including Sydney Morning Herald, The Star (South Africa) and she is freelance contributor for tabloid newspapers.
Jacobson is highly acclaimed for representing private clients in the commercial arena. Her client and corporate writing, including profiles of companies and MDs, appears on line, in trade journals, in published features and in house magazines and newsletters. Her ghost-written book is about to go to second print.
Jacobson has won writing competitions in Writers Digest International literary Magazine (USA based)–she is a nominated finalist for her feature writing by Media 24 and Mondi magazine groups.
An intrepid and hopelessly addicted traveller, Jacobson has obtained a Masters degree in creative travel writing. She usually travels as A Woman Alone, with a journal for company, or accompanied by a photographer. Her travel stories are widely published and she is often called upon by travel agencies and tourist boards to expose uncharted travel destinations. Her features appear in numerous Travel magazines and newspapers. When not travelling, Lana hangs her hat in Johannesburg, South Africa and devotes full time attention to writer’s studio’s clients and writing freelance features and news for newspapers, magazines and online.
Lana is currently involved with newspaper feature writing, corporate communications, and magazine features. Originally written for her grandson's birthday, A Good Night's Sleep is Jacobson's first children's book.
Karin Arbuthnot is an illustrator, artist, designer, landscaper, photographer and volunteer firefighter. She designed ada enup's logo in 1999, created the coat-of-arms for Amazizi: the Dlamini of Southern Africa and is currently working on Powerful, the next book in the Taboo Topic series. She lives in Cape Town.