Our friends Dr. Mike T Nelson and Jodie Fabulous Nelson are a perfect example of ‘opposites attract.’
And their own Mr. Mole is an example of a perfect way to teach your kids about that thing that they never want to do… SLEEP!
“Mr. Mole is a scientist who reads research for fun . . .”
This is a line from the original children’s book authored by Dr. Mike Nelson, Jodie Nelson, and illustrated by the children and child-like people in their family.
Our friends and authors Jodie Fabulous Nelson and Mike T Nelson, Phd join us to talk about their new book “Mr. Mole Goes to Sleep.”
We think that Mr. Mole is not only very cute, but a fun and clever way to introduce kids to the idea of better sleep.
And, it’s a sneaky way to teach parents, too! 😉
Now, let’s get started…
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About Dr. Mike T. Nelson and Jodie Fabulous Nelson
Dr. Mike T Nelson and Jodie Fabulous Nelson are a perfect example of opposites attract.
Dr. Mike T. Nelson, PhD, MSME, CSCS, CISSN, is a research fanatic who specializes in metabolic flexibility and heart rate variability, as well as an online trainer, adjunct professor, faculty member at the Carrick Institute, presenter, creator of the Flex Diet Cert, kiteboarder, and (somewhat incongruously) heavy-metal enthusiast.
The techniques he’s developed, and the results Mike gets for his clients have been featured in international magazines, in scientific publications, and on websites across the globe.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, lifting odd objects, reading research, and kiteboarding as much as possible.
Jodie Nelson has a bachelors degree in both Secondary English Education and Communication. And since she loves words so much, she went back to school to get a masters in communication.
A published author, lover of dance and theater, Jodie experiences everything as a Broadway musical.
The Mr. Mole Book project was a culmination of combined Mike and Jodie superpowers — brash unfiltered creativity marries sciencey research.
Mr. Mole Goes to Sleep
Who is Mr. Mole?
Mr. Mole is a character is based on Dr. Mike’s love for the acquisition and practical application of science to fitness and life.
The Mr. Mole character actually is Dr. Mike because he also reads medical research for fun!
Each article Mr. Mole reads leads him into a research rabbit hole. He happily shares his geeky findings with friends like you, which is why you’ll see Mr. Mole sprinkled throughout Dr. Mike’s website.
Seeing Mr. Mole means there’s more in-depth discussion to be had about that particular topic or that there are more sciencey references attached.
From co-author Jodie Fabulous Nelson
Mr. Mole started as a funny saying between Mike and me.
He liked to turn off all the lights as it got closer to bedtime. Me? I can’t see very well in the dark. So, I always turn lights on in each room as the sun starts to go down.
I one night, as Mike left his desk from a long session of research rabbit-holing, he came around the corner squinting into my brightly lit room. I said, “Hey there, Mr. Mole. How’s it going?”
That little exchange started a funny conversation every time I would find him huddled in the dark researching at his desk as I came in to switch the lights on.
After one of these nights, one of us brought up the idea to write a children’s’ book about Mr. Mole going to bed. And then the idea got bigger.
“What if we write a children’s’ book about healthy sleep habits that adults will read to their children?”
The action steps would be simple enough for a child, yet probably things that many adults haven’t incorporated into their sleep and bedtime ritual.
This is how Mr. Mole was born and he’s evolved so much since then. It’s going to be a wonderful book for everyone. We can’t wait to share it with you!
Want Mr. Mole in YOUR Home?
Mr. Mole Goes to Sleep is currently available in paperback at MrMoleBook.com
Your kids will love it, but be careful, you might learn something, too!
Mr. Mole Book and all the Nelson Links!
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