Little Francis Falls Asleep: A Kid's Bedtime Story About the Search for Rest


Does your child have trouble going to sleep? Do you yourself struggle with finding a sense of rest? Well, Patrol is very excited to announce its latest release, which deals with this very topic: Little Francis Falls Asleep.

One night, little Francis finds that he cannot fall asleep, so he sets off on a journey to find rest. During his adventures, he makes some surprising friends, each with their own unusual recipe for rest. In the end, little Francis makes a wonderful discovery which points to a deeper truth about life itself.

Whether you're a parent who needs a good reminder of where true rest lies or a kid who’s looking for a colorful, heartwarming story before going to bed, Little Francis Falls Asleep delivers on both counts.


Genre: Children's Fiction/Religious
Age range: 4 - 10
Hardback: 32 pages
Product Dimensions: 8 x 11 x 0.37




"In a restless and frantic world, Little Francis Falls Asleep is an invitation to find rest in a beautifully written story and the meaningful conversations it will create between parents and children. Pip Craighead is able connect deep biblical truths with daily life in such a way that stretches the imagination and touches the soul. I’m grateful for this book, and so are my children!"

–Jeremy Treat, Pastor at Reality LA, Professor at Biola University, and Author of The Crucified King


"Francis’ journey to fall asleep is one great starry embrace. This is a treasure every parent will read over and over again... and every child will approve."

–Steve Bjorkman, Illustrator of over 100 picture books, including the New York Times best-seller Dirt on My Shirt


Patrol was grateful to partner with the multitalented Pip Craighead on this project. Pip wrote and illustrated this book, seeking to deliver a purposeful and encouraging message while also bringing a smile with his simple yet captivating illustrations.

We hope you love Little Francis as much as we do.