NPR finds a willing mother and not-so-willing 2-year-old to try out the self-published book sensation The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep.

We figured we needed a real child to get a sense of how this might work, so we dropped in on Karen Loeschner as she put her 2-year-old son, Kai, down for his afternoon nap. At first, Kai seemed to be falling under the book’s spell. But that didn’t last long. He started asking for his truck book and eventually got up to get it himself before climbing back up on his mother’s lap. Loeschner gamely continued down the rabbit path, but Kai kept interrupting her and eventually he ran out of the room altogether.