If you pick up a copy of Oonga Boonga, written by Frieda Wishinsky and illustrated by Carol Thompson, thinking that you are instead reading Herman Melville’s similarly spelled, semi-autobiographical work Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas, you’re bound to be disappointed in this book’s lack of island exploration, tribal enslavement and swashbuckling activity in general. But if you read it expecting to find a delightful story about the special bond that siblings share, you’ll be totally satisfied.
Our first “Ask the Doctor (or the Dad)” question comes to us from a presumably sleep-deprived and bedhead-ridden mom named Heather:
How do you get babies to sleep through the night?
Thanks for the question, Heather. We assume you mean your babies, not the neighbor’s babies or some random babies from the next town over that you’ll probably never meet.
Research on children’s sleep provides two clear tips for parents looking to make night-night time less of a nuisance: