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The picture book that sends kids to sleep in a few minutes.

It’s an international best-seller, obviously.

Bedtime is often a battlefield for the parents of young children. Page after page, book after book, sometimes you’ll use up all your ammunition and your kid won’t even be yawning yet. Sigh.

Now, imagine there was a book you could read, just one, that would have them out for the night in just a few minutes, it would be a best-seller, right? Correct.

The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep by Swedish behavioural psychologist Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin promises just that and, if the reviews are to be believed, delivers it.

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The book claiming to get kids to sleep in a matter of minutes. Image via Amazon.

“I’m actually speechless! I’m sitting here waiting for someone to pinch me,” one overjoyed mother writes on Amazon.com.

“Bedtime just went from taking 2-3 hours to taking 12 minutes. We made it to the middle of page 2.”

Another mother calls it a “must have purchase for all sleep deprived parents out there”.

“I am lost for words,” she gushes, “and very much looking forward to my first evening to myself in a heck of a long time!”

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Just a few of the 38 five star reviews the book received on Amazon. Image via Amazon.
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Despite being only 26 pages long, the book is already outselling Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman and is the fist self-published work ever to top the Amazon charts.

In order for the book to work, parents must follow a specific set of instructions while reading the story of Roger the Rabbit; yawn often, emphasise certain words and read the italicised ones slowly and calmly.

Forssén Ehrlin describes the process as the “the verbal equivalent of rocking a baby to sleep”.

“It helps the child to focus and makes them a part of the story so that they fall asleep along with the rabbit,” he told The Telegraph.

“They meet characters like Uncle Yawn and the Heavy-Eyed Owl.”

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Kids will fall asleep along with Roger, you just have to tell his story correctly. Image via Amazon.

The book has now been translated into seven different languages, and the author is promising a follow-up tackling another of parenting’s biggest nightmares: toilet training.

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