A clever, playful, laugh-out-loud story: Read an extract from Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen

A clever, playful, laugh-out-loud story: Read an extract from Back to Sleep by Zoë Foster Blake and Mike Jacobsen

Finn heard a noise at his bedroom door.
His eyes flicked open in the dark.

A little voice piped up. ‘I need a drink.’

‘Come over here,’ Finn whispered.
Mummy walked over and stood next to his bed.
‘I’m thirsty,’ she said, far too loudly.
‘Where’s your drink bottle?’ Finn asked, still whispering.
‘It fell down the side of my bed, and I can’t reach it.’
Finn sighed. ‘Come on, I’ll get it for you.’

Continue reading the extract here…

Publisher details

Back to Sleep
Mike Jacobsen, Zoe Foster Blake
Puffin Books
Children’s Picture Book
29 September, 2020


A warm and funny bedtime story where it’s the parentswhowon’t go to sleep. A perfect follow-up picture book to No One Likes a Fart by the inimitable Zoë Foster Blake.Back to Sleep is a reflection of Zoë Foster Blake’s much-loved brand and profile, told with an authenticity and humour born of experience.Poor Finn is looking forward to drifting off to sleep in his cosy warm bed, when Mummy appears wanting a drink. Finn resettles her and has just fallen asleep, when he’s woken again . . . this time by Daddy, who’s had a bad dream. And so it goes. Just when Finn has one parent back to sleep, the other wakes up! When will these two sleep through the night?A clever, playful, laugh-out-loud story that celebrates the ups and downs of family life. Kids and parents will enjoy sharing this gorgeous bedtime story.
Mike Jacobsen
About the author

Mike Jacobsen

Mike Jacobsen had his first exhibition at the age of three when he drew a powerfully expressive portrait on the wall above his parents' bed. His parents remarked that it left an indelible impression upon them. And the wall. He's been drawing ever since, for clients such as Disney, Apple, TheGuardian, 20th Century Fox and Lonely Planet, always adding a dash of humour whenever he can.

Books by Mike Jacobsen

Zoe Foster Blake
About the author

Zoe Foster Blake

Zoë Foster Blake enjoys writing her biography because she can write things like, ‘The literary world was shocked when Foster Blake was controversially awarded the Man Booker prize for the third time’, despite the fact that this is patently untrue.Things that are true include a decade of journalism writing for titles such asCosmopolitan, Harper’s BAZAAR and Sunday Style, as well as being the founder of all-natural Australian skin care line, Go-To.Zoë has written four novels, Air Kisses, Playing the Field, The Younger Man and The Wrong Girl; a dating and relationship book, Textbook Romance, written in conjunction with Hamish Blake; and Amazinger Face, a collection of her best beauty tips and tricks.She lives in Springfield with her husband, Homer, and her three children, Maggie, Lisa and Bart.

Books by Zoe Foster Blake


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