Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin (b. 1978) of Huskvarna, Sweden, began his career as a behavioral scientist and linguist before turning his talents to writing. His major breakthrough came in the form of the children’s book The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, a literary phenomenon hailed by parents all over the world as a lifesaver. Written to help young children fall asleep, the book uses a unique blend of soothing tones and pedagogic techniques. The self-published The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep made history when it became a No. 1 international bestseller.

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‘Brave Morris: A Week Upside Down’ published in Sweden

A psychological first aid book for children from the No. 1 internationally bestselling author of The Rabbit Who Wants To fall Asleep, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin.

Morris is a boy like any other. He likes climbing trees, bicycling, and playing with friends. His family has just moved to a new town and the first week after the move, Morris experiences many new emotions he’s never felt before – the week is turned completely upside down! Luckily, Morris has people around him who can help him process the new feelings. Morris learns how to think in order to deal with emotions like longing, pain and fear.

Brave Morris: A Week Upside Down is no ordinary book. Inspired by behavioral psychology and communication techniques, Brave Morris: A Week Upside Down is a story that will give your child the tools they need to easier handle upsetting everyday situations. Brave Morris not only provides an example for the child, but teaches the adult how to best communicate with and guide a child who is upset to a calmer and happier state, even in difficult situations.

2017’s most listened to audio books in Sweden

The audio book streaming services Storytel, Nextory and BookBeat have announced their most listened to books of 2017 in Sweden.

On the children’s and YA lists of Storytel and Nextory, Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep comes in at No. 1 and No. 2 respectively. Forssén Ehrlin’s second Sleep Series title, The Little Elephant Who Wants to Fall Asleep, appears at No. 5 on the Nextory list.

On BookBeat’s fiction list, Lars Kepler’s The Rabbit Hunter comes in at No. 2, Jens Lapidus’ Top Dog at No. 3, and Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst at No. 4. The list for fiction, crime titles excluded, is topped by Fredrik Backman’s Beartown at No. 1.

The Grand Audiobook Prize 2017

Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, Kristina Ohlsson’s The Flood, Jens Lapidus’ Top Dog and Anders de la Motte’s Deeds of Fall have all been shortlisted for the Swedish book award The Grand Audiobook Prize in the ‘Suspense’ category.

Fredrik Backman’s Us Against You and And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer are both shortlisted in the ‘Literary Fiction’ category, and Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Tractor Who Wants To Fall Asleep is shortlisted in the ‘Children’s Books’ category.

The winners of The Grand Audiobook Prize will be crowned in March 2018 at an award gala in Stockholm. To vote for your favorite author and audiobook, click “Read more” below.

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‘The Tractor Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ published in Sweden

Add variety to your child’s bedtime routine with the third and latest book from the author of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, the New York Times and international bestseller that parents have been raving about! The Tractor Who Wants To Fall Asleep features child-tested, parent-approved techniques to reclaim bedtime and provide a sweet and tender end to each day.

Let your child be lulled to sleep with the story of the little red tractor Alex, the tiredest little tractor around. Alex the Tractor takes your child on a relaxing and cozy ride across the countryside, where they encounter friends like Yawning Carrot, Half-Asleep Leon and the sleepy apples. Written with the purpose of helping your child fall asleep easier, The Tractor Who Wants To Fall Asleep’s design encourages relaxation, sereneness and sleep.

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Tractor Who Wants To Fall Asleep includes new and improved materials such as insightful sleep tips and answers to frequently asked questions that will help guide families to an even more satisfying nighttime routine!

‘The Rabbit’ is 2016’s second most sold book in Japan

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep is once again at the top of the international bestseller lists. This time it is Amazon Japan and Oricon, the largest sales ranking company in Japan, that has announced that The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep became the second most sold book, across all categories, in Japan in 2016.

‘The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ No. 1 in Denmark

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep is the No. 1 best selling book in Denmark in the Lifestyle category. The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep is the second book in Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s sleep series.

‘The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ published in Sweden

Add variety to your child’s bedtime routine with the latest book from the author of The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, the New York Times and international bestseller that parents have been raving about! Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s new children’s book, The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep, features all-new child-tested, parent-approved techniques to reclaim bedtime and provide a sweet and tender end to each day.

Your child joins Ellen the Elephant on a journey through a magical forest that leads to sleep. Along the way, children meet different fantastical characters and have calming experiences that help them relax and slip into slumber quickly. The story works perfectly for either naptime or bedtime.

The Little Elephant Who Wants To Fall Asleep also includes never-before-seen material that will make a difference at bedtime, including insightful sleep tips and answers to frequently asked questions to help guide families to an even more satisfying nighttime routine!

‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ record-breaking No. 1 in Japan

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s children’s book turned international phenomenon continues to wow parents and guardians across the globe. Today on June 1st, Amazon Japan and Oricon, the largest sales ranking company in Japan, announced that The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep became the No. 1 most sold book in Japan during the first half of 2016, across all categories. This is the first time ever that a non-Japanese author has claimed the No. 1 position, as is it the first time ever that a children’s book has done so.

700.000 copies of ‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ printed in Japan

Asukashinsha co., the Japanese publisher of Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s internationally best selling The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, has announced that they have now printed 700.000 copies of the book.

‘The Rabbit’ is 2015’s most sold book in Denmark

The Danish edition of The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep became the official best selling book of 2015 in Denmark. Having only been published in October, the children’s book has nonetheless reached 120 000 sold copies.

‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ still No. 1 in Denmark

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep still rules supreme on the Danish bestseller list, remaining a steady No. 1 in the category of Family & Lifestyle. The Danish edition was published by Alvilda in early October.

‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ No. 1 in Japan

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep has shot to No. 1 on Japanese Amazon’s bestseller lists of children’s picture books and books on psychology. In addition to this, the only just published Japanese edition is also the overall No. 1 on Amazon’s biggest competitor Rakuten’s bestseller list.

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New Author - Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin (b. 1978) of Huskvarna, Sweden, began his career as a behavioral scientist and linguist before turning his talents to writing. His major breakthrough came in the form of the children’s book The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep, a literary phenomenon hailed by parents all over the world as a lifesaver. Written to help young children fall asleep, the book uses a unique blend of soothing tones and pedagogic techniques. The self-published The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep made history when it became a No. 1 international bestseller.

‘The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep’ tops the UK’s bestseller charts

Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin’s The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep rules supreme on The Bookseller’s Children’s bestseller list, and holds the position of No. 2 on its UK Top 50 bestseller chart.

New Author - Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin

We now have the pleasure of working with Carl-Johan Forssén Ehrlin and his worldwide phenomenon, The Rabbit Who Wants To Fall Asleep. Self-published, the book is currently No. 1 in the US, the UK, France, Spain, and several other countries. It is the first time ever that an independent author has topped Amazon’s best seller charts.