Snoozefest, The Surprising Science of Sleep by Tanya Lloyd Kyi ★★★★★ #BookReview #BookBlog

Primary Genre(s): Children’s Nonfiction, Science
Published:  7 Sep 2021 by Kids Can Press
Page count: 80 (print)
My Format: ebook via NetGalley
Cover: Eye-catching
Pacing: N/A
Ending: N/A  
Do I Recommend: Yes
Commission Link (U.S.): Buy Snoozefest

My rating: ★★★★★

For something that all humans do for hours every night, sleep is not that well understood. One thing we do know, though, is that sleep is crucial for our health and happiness. Here’s a highly readable and fascinating look at why sleep is so important, what’s happening in our bodies while we’re sleeping (it’s a lot more than you think!), and how the science of sleep research has evolved. It probes some of the mysteries about sleep, like why we need sleep, why we dream, and even how long we can go without sleep! It also explains why teens and tweens aren’t getting enough sleep — and what school principals can do about it! It’s a deep dive into an intriguing topic that’s anything but a snore!

My Thoughts
Here are my pros and cons for Snoozefest:


  1. I love how this book “speaks” to the reader, by setting up questions and “what would you do” scenarios to consider. I think this format makes the information much more interesting and understandable to readers.
  2. This book is quite technical, but the information is presented in such a relatable way that I think the targeted age group (11 to 14 years old) will actually not only learn something, but enjoy it along the way.
  3. The illustrations are fun and they definitely support the information.
  4. Readers will learn about sleep studies, snoring, dreaming, insomnia, napping, blue light, and so much more! There is even a blurb about bed bugs!



I was always interested in sleep and dreams, so I’m positive I would have really loved reading this book when I was younger. I might have even learned how important sleep is and developed better sleeping habits myself! I absolutely believe this is a book tweens should read so they can learn and understand the importance of sleep.

Thank you NetGalley and Kids Can Press for a free eARC of this book, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.  

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