Project Description


How to Rock Your Baby

by Sibley Fleming
illustrated by John Amoss

What will it take to make Baby fall asleep?

When Baby arrives, a new Mom and Dad follow the “How To” instructions in their baby book as closely as they can. But when the book says, “Now rock the baby to sleep,” the parents are left a little confused about exactly what to do. They try every trick they can think of―from the ordinary to the outlandish―but Baby just won’t fall asleep. Then, just when Mom and Dad are tired and running out of ideas, they make a wonderful discovery.

Sibley Fleming’s delightful adventure, complemented by John Amoss’ fun and bright illustrations, is the perfect bedtime read-aloud.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-142-5
Publication Date: 3/1/1997
Page Count: 32
Size: 8-3/4 ̎ x 7-1/2 ̎
Age Range: 2 – 5
Language: English
F&P: J, Gr 1, Genre F
Themes: Babies, Bedtime, Parents


“Amoss’s cartoony illustrations have an airbrushed quality that gives many compositions a poster-like clarity and intensity…. [Fleming] strikes an effective balance between gentle rhythm and sheer silliness.” ―Publishers Weekly


Family Channel’s Seal of Quality ―The Family Channel

Meet the Author

Sibley Fleming is a writer, editor, and storyteller. Her work appears regularly in national magazines and regional newspapers. She lives in Georgia.

Meet the Illustrator

John Amoss holds a BFA in graphic design from the University of Georgia. He is a professor at Gainesville State College. He lives in Georgia.