Kristy Kurjan knows how important nap time is for kids and parents. The Traverse city mom of two-year-old twin boys decided to take on the challenge of getting her boys to nap with a colorful book that she created called “Nap-a-Roo.” She said that reading “good night” books felt strange in the middle of the day. Kurjan’s mom, a preschool teacher, always added the syllable “a-roo” to the end of words. That and Kurjan’s desire to write a book inspired her to create “Nap-a-Roo.” “With colorful images and imaginative text, your little one will fall in love with the story,” said Kurjan. “It makes sleepy time special for children and parents.” Illustrated by Tyler Parker, Kurjan says that she loves that his characters have distinctive personalities. She wrote the text in a rhythmical tempo and selected the book’s six-inch square size so that toddlers can easily hold the book.
“Nap-A-Roo” is available at the Little Seedling store, 2121 W. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor.