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This book was inspired by my involvement with a Pajama Drive held each year by the nonprofit organization Cradles to Crayons. Cradles to Crayons provides local children in need with clothes, shoes, books and school supplies that they collect from the community and process in an incredibly organized fashion at their Giving Factory locations in Boston and Philadelphia.

There is no lovelier point in the day for a caregiver than when they tuck a child into bed, read a story, give them a kiss and probably “just one more drink of water.” Then they watch them slip off into the world of their dreams. Cradles to Crayons helped me to realize that not all children have this privilege.

My dream is that all children go to bed in snug pajamas, not hungry or cold, thus able to sing their own lullaby of a promising future as they fall off to sleep.
—Laurie Collins