Grandma, I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep

A Forever Love Tale

Children - Picture Book
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/23/2022
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Author Biography

Richard has taught children for almost two decades in inner city and title I schools. He has also worked as a District Wide Behavior Specialist and a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program Principal and has spent many hours with both troubled and non troubled young people.
Richard comes from a family of storytellers. He grew up as the offspring of two noted gospel singers in Cleveland, Ohio. Despite a happy childhood, his life as a child was often interspersed with the grim aspects of inner city violence.
As a small child, Richard’s mother read traditional bedtime stories or told him family bedtime stories passed down over many generations. Although they filled him with an absolute terror of the Big Bad Wolf (and boy did it take awhile for him to recover from that), they also offered him an escape from inner city life. Richard maintains his family’s reverence for a well-turned tale. He hopes his departed mother and uncles look down at his work and that they’re smiling.
From Martial Arts master inducted in the Martial Arts Hall of Fame , to a singer who has sang on the stage as a member of The Platters, to a corporate outside sales representative who left corporate America to go teach inner-city children in Washington DC. Richard Ceasor brings a wealth of experience to his writing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tiffany Ferrell for Readers' Favorite

In Grandma, I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep: A Forever Love Tale by Richard Ceasor, we are introduced to a little boy who is troubling his grandma because he doesn’t want to go to bed. His grandma tries to explain why it is necessary to sleep, but her grandson has other plans. He wants to go for a swim in the ocean and interact with all of the sea life underwater. His grandma tells him that he needs to sleep because it is healthy for him, especially if he wants to grow up to be big and strong. Even though he doesn’t want to go to sleep, he’s unable to keep his eyes open and he drifts off into dreamland.

I thought Grandma, I Don’t Want To Go To Sleep was an adorable read that kids of all ages could enjoy. It’s also a great tool to have if you are a parent of a child that dislikes bedtime. It has a calm and soothing tone to the wording and it’s creative when it comes to the little boy's imagination which I think a lot of kids can relate to. Most kids would rather be doing anything else than lying in their beds. I liked how the grandma does her best to explain why sleep is important and she doesn’t get annoyed with him. She’s calm and states the reasons with kindness. I also loved the illustrations. They are so colorful and creative that it gives the young reader an amazing vision when it comes to the story. I think Richard Ceasor has done a wonderful job in creating this book and I am eager to read more of his work.