Everyone is Asleep But Me

About the Book

Diana Yacobi’s daughter, Lily, was telling her about how their toddler was waking up in the middle of the night, as most toddlers do. He had just transitioned from a crib to a junior-sized bed. He would appear in his parents’ room and request to sleep in their bed. A squirming child and parents who wake up often in the middle of deep sleep was not a good arrangement. Nobody got a good night’s rest.

Sleepy Bear, by example, teaches kids why it’s a good idea to go back to sleep in their own bed.

One of the Kirkus Reviews’
Best Indie Books of 2018


With this award, the book review will be featured on the following materials:

Kirkus Reviews magazine (December 15 issue)
Special digital newsletter (December 17 issue)
Kirkus website for one calendar year (starting December 15)

Diana Yacobi and Lily Safrani

About the Author

Diana Yacobi has been the educational director of synagogue schools and written a Hebrew reading curriculum entitled Read Hebrew Now together with her daughter, Lily Safrani. It is featured on her website www.readhebrewnow.com and is used in synagogue schools, by home school families, and anyone who wants to read and write in Hebrew. The book Everyone Is Asleep but Me is Diana’s second collaboration with her daughter, Lily.

Everyone is Asleep But Me


“Sleepy Bear walked down the hall. He peeked into his parents’ room. Was anyone awake?”

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“Sleepy Bear was tired. He wanted to lie down but there was no room! So he walked down the hall and back into his room.”

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“Sleepy Bear climbed into the bed. ‘Oh, it’s warm and cozy.
Sleepy Bear closed his eyes and fell asleep.”

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