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  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760897901
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

Back to Sleep




A warm and funny bedtime story where it’s the parentswhowon’t go to sleep. A perfect follow-up picture book to No One Likes a Fart by the inimitable Zoë Foster Blake.

Back to Sleep is a reflection of Zoë Foster Blake’s much-loved brand and profile, told with an authenticity and humour born of experience.

Poor Finn is looking forward to drifting off to sleep in his cosy warm bed, when Mummy appears wanting a drink. Finn resettles her and has just fallen asleep, when he’s woken again . . . this time by Daddy, who’s had a bad dream. And so it goes. Just when Finn has one parent back to sleep, the other wakes up! When will these two sleep through the night?

A clever, playful, laugh-out-loud story that celebrates the ups and downs of family life. Kids and parents will enjoy sharing this gorgeous bedtime story.

  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760897901
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $24.00

About the authors

Zoë Foster Blake

Zoë Foster Blake writes fiction, non-fiction and children’s picture books because she enjoys hijacking shelf space across multiple genres in bookshops.
Zoë has written four novels, Air Kisses, Playing the Field, The Younger Man and The Wrong Girl; three self-help/relationship books, Textbook Romance, Break-Up Boss and LOVE!, and Amazinger Face, a collection of her best beauty tips and tricks after spending years as a beauty director.
Zoe¨’s first picture book, No One Likes a Fart, was released in 2017 and was the fastest-selling Australian picture book since Bookscan records began. (People DO like farts!) It's a sales record-breaker and a bookseller favourite with over 120,000 copies sold. It won the ABIA for Picture Book of the Year in 2018, and has also been published in North America, Italy and Japan. She published a sequel, Fart and Burp are Superstinkers in 2021, following Back to Sleep in 2020.
Zoë lives in Springfield with her husband, Homer, and her three children, Maggie, Lisa and Bart.

Mike Jacobsen

Mike Jacobsen had his first exhibition at the age of three, when he drew a powerfully expressive portrait on the wall above his parents' bed. His parents remarked that it left an indelible impression upon them. And the wall. He's been drawing ever since, for clients such as Disney, Apple, TheGuardian, 20th Century Fox and Lonely Planet, always adding a dash of humour whenever he can.

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Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen | Book Trailer

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Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen | Out Now

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/back-to-sleep-9781760897901 A clever, playful, laugh-out-loud story that celebrates the ups and downs of family life. Kids and parents will enjoy sharing this gorgeous bedtime story. #BacktoSleep #ZoeFosterBlake #MikeJacobsen

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Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen | Read aloud by Zoë Foster Blake

Buy now: https://www.penguin.com.au/books/back-to-sleep-9781760897901 Poor Finn is looking forward to drifting off to sleep in his cosy warm bed, when Mummy appears wanting a drink. Finn resettles her and has just fallen asleep, when he’s woken again . . . this time by Daddy, who’s had a bad dream. And so it goes. Just when Finn has one parent back to sleep, the other wakes up! When WILL these two sleep through the night? #ZoeFosterBlake #MikeJacobsen #BacktoSleep

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