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Amanda Kloots Pens Children’s Book About Bedtime Rituals With Her Son

The colorful picture book is inspired by Kloots’ time spent dream sharing with her son, Elvis. Inside, parents can learn how to create a safe space for sharing hopes and dreams before bed.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published February 3, 2023
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Fitness entrepreneur and THE TALK co-host Amanda Kloots will release her first children’s book this April. Already available for preorder, Tell Me Your Dreams centers around Kloots’ bedtime routine with her son Elvis.

The former Broadway dancer talked about her and her son’s favorite bedtime routine in a Instagram post teasing the book launch. “Each night I start by asking him, ‘Do you want me to tell you your dream?’ He says ‘Yes’ and then I go off into a world of imagination describing a fantastical dream. His dream always involves Dada so that he has a special time with him doing very unique things,” she wrote.

“A big dreamer in life myself, I want Elvis to know that he can do anything, be anything and most importantly carry anyone with him. This story will encourage any child and adult to do the same,” she added.

While this will be Kloots’ first children’s book, her 2021 memoir Live Your Life has already landed her a spot on New York Times best seller list. The book tells the story of her 95-day struggle and love story with her late husband, Nick Cordero, who she lost to Covid only months after the birth of Elvis.

A multihyphenate, single mom opened up to The Bump late last year about motherhood and how she’s keeping the memory of her husband alive for Elvis. One of the important ways they stay connected is through the bedtime rituals pictured in Tell Me Your Dreams. “We have a pillow with a bunch of pictures on it and we talk to the pillow before bed. We tell it what we did today and I tell him Dada is always in his dreams,” Kloots said.

Kloots and Elvis’ Tell Me Your Dreams is currently available for preorder at Amazon.com. The book will be officially released on April 25, 2023.

In the meantime, catch up on our RealTalk with Kloots and read more about her honest takes on pregnancy, parenting, staying positive and more.

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