Children’s Books

Silly Sleepytime Poems

  • Poems by Leslie C. Halpern; Illustrations by Oral Nussbaum
  • Publisher: Cautious Optimist Publishing (2017)
  • Early to Transitional Reader, ages 6-10
  • ISBN: 978-0999376300
  • 16 Funny poems about sleeping and dreaming
  • Six watercolor illustrations
  • Resource pages with additional information and vocabulary words
  • Available in paperback and as an e-book.
  • Purchase now through Amazon.com. by clicking on the title above

From Hernando Star

“There is something for everyone in Leslie C. Halpern’s newest kid’s book Silly Sleepytime Poems.”

From Midwest Book Review

“Silly Sleepytime Poems is an entertaining collection by a very talented writer.”

From MyShelf.com

“The humor and lovely rhythm will enthrall any child, even older ones.”


Funny Children’s Poems Three-Book Series

Early readers will enjoy these funny illustrated books with poems about animal friends, table manners, and self-image. Written in first person (as if from a child’s perspective) with clever childlike illustrations, these books open the door to parent-child communication though laughter and discussion. Each book includes hidden objects to find, a glossary with the more-challenging words, and parent-teacher resource pages so readers can get the most from the material. 

  • Frogs, Hogs, Puppy Dogs
  • Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes
  • Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub

Frogs, Hogs, Puppy Dogs: Funny Children’s Poems About Animal Friends 

  • Poems by Leslie C. Halpern, Illustrations by Oral NussbaumFrogs Hogs Puppy Dogs
  • Publisher: Cricket Cottage Publishing (2014)
  • Early Reader, ages 5-9

From Midwest Book Review

“Halpern and Nussbaum are back again with another wonderful book of poems and artwork for kids.”

From West Orlando News

“The series of books are fun reading and educational for all ages.”


Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes: Funny Children’s Poems About Table Manners

  • Poems by Leslie C. Halpern, Illustrations by Oral Nussbaum
  • Publisher: Cricket Cottage Publishing (2013)
  • Early Reader, ages 5-9

Shakes, Cakes Frosted Flakes coverFrom Midwest Book Review                                        

Shakes, Cakes, Frosted Flakes is a delightful collection for readers of all ages to enjoy.”

From MyShelf.com

“This will make a wonderful addition to any child’s library and an excellent present for anyone who has young children. The original and fanciful illustrations only add to the enjoyment.”


Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children’s Poems About Self-Image

  • Poems by Leslie C. Halpern, Illustrations by Oral Nussbaum
  • Publisher: Cricket Cottage Publishing (2012)
  • Early Reader, ages 5-9

From Midwest Book Review Rub Scrub Clean the Tub front cover

Rub, Scrub, Clean the Tub: Funny Children’s Poems About Self-Image gets kids to also learn that they’re not alone in the way they feel about themselves and the world they are part of.”

From Seminole Chronicle

“The pairing of humorous poems and funny pictures is the recipe the book will be banking on for success.”

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