The Sleep Council Pillow-People-Front-cover-reduced-for-web-2-2-300x300 Children’s Book Giveaway

At the Sleep Council we’re passionate about children and sleep and the right bedtime routines so we’re excited to team up with the duo behind a new bedtime story called Pillow People – and we’ve 10 copies to giveaway.

Reading is one of the most preferred ways for both children to wind down at bedtime. Yet did you know that less than a third of today’s kids read before bedtime – 58% of them now spend that time watching television.

It’s really important that children learn how relax before bed. The onslaught of TV, gaming machines, computers and mobile phones has brought about lots of new issues about how kids are not switching off properly before bed and how it’s impacting on sleep quality.

Independently published, Pillow People, is the perfect bedtime story to set your children up for a great night’s sleep. The Pillow People are tiny, fluffy winged creatures who awake from inside pillows to whisper happy dreams to children at bedtime. This beautifully illustrated and colourful bedtime story gently encourages the bedtime routine and soothes away any scary night time worries. It is a charming rhyming story that is aimed at pre-schoolers and new readers.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning one of the 10 copies (five on Twitter and five on Facebook) all you have to do is follow us on Twitter and RT our competition post OR like us on Facebook, share and comment on the competition post.

The competition closes at 10am on Friday 14th November. Winners will be announced on The Sleep Council’s Twitter and Facebook pages by 18th November. To enter you must follow AND retweet on Twitter OR like, share AND comment on Facebook.

A little bit about the author and the illustrator….

Annie Sullivan is a singer and songwriter, but has also been known to perform her poems from time to time. She is married with one son and lives in Dee Why, NSW, Australia. Pillow People is her first children’s book, but there are many, many more waiting to burst from her treasure trove of cute poetry.

Patrick Hawkins is a freelance illustrator and publisher. He lives in Cornwall with his wife and baby son. His first three children’s books, the Ferry Tales collectively, are published in Australia by EJKW Publishing. Pillow People is his fourth book and first collaboration with long-time friend, Annie Sullivan. Patrick’s online portfolio can be found at

For more information on the book visit

Competition terms:

To enter you must be a UK resident over the age of 18.

No purchase is necessary for entry to this free prize draw.

Entry is limited to one per person and exclusively via Twitter and Facebook.

This draw is not open to employees, partners and associated agents of The Sleep Council or anyone concerned with this promotion or to members of any of our sponsors’ products.

Bulk entries made from trade, consumer groups or third parties will not be accepted.

Sorry, no cash alternative will be offered and the prize is non-transferable.

The closing date is 10am on 14/11/2014. The winner will be drawn at random. The competition winner will be notified by 2pm on 18/11/2014. If the Promoter is not able to get in contact with the winner within 14 days, the prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be drawn.

It is the winner’s responsibility to notify the Promoter of any change in contact information.

The winner may not use the prize in conjunction with any other offer, promotion or prize draw.

The prize is subject to availability and the Promoter reserves the right to change the prize to an alternative of similar value without notice if circumstances beyond their control require it to do so.

The Promoter reserves the right to reject fraudulent entries.

Proof of sending will not be accepted as proof of receipt. Responsibility cannot be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed due to technical problems.

The Promoter accepts no responsibility for any technical issues, system or software failures encountered on during entry into the promotion.

The Sleep Council will not be liable for loss or damage whatsoever caused by matters arising from this promotion.

The winners will be asked permission for their names and county to be posted on social media.

The entry instructions form part of the Terms & Conditions. By entering, entrants agree to accept and be bound by the Terms & Conditions. Entrants must read and accept the competition Terms & Conditions to be eligible. The Promoter reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions.

By entering the competition, you are agreeing to send your details to The Sleep Council and your details may be used by them for direct marketing purposes. Unless you have provided consent, the Promoters will not provide your details to any third parties.

You may unsubscribe at any time from the Promoter’s direct marketing by contacting the relevant company by e-mail, telephone, post or by using unsubscribe links within their e-mails.

The Promoter’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

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