Ted Scheu's gently rolling rhymes combine with Pete Gergely's smilingly delicious watercolors to take you and your tired body parts on a very sleepy trip around the world, ending in the inner-outer space of dreamland, whether you like it or not. Say "Night-night" to all your body parts, from toes to top, and travel to fifteen different countries as you do.
It absolutely works for grown-ups as well as their caretaker kiddos. Give it a try. Snuggle into your cozy-wozy bed tonight and read it aloud. Every night. Softly. Not hardly. Before you know it it's . . . zzzzzzzzzzzz . . . Night-night, body!
This treasure of a book includes fun questions designed to extend discussions (the next morning, of course) and a website where you can learn about bedtime habits around the world and the importance of sleep.
Night-night, Body will quickly become your go-to bedtime book. It's nearly guaranteed sleep-inducing for ages 2 to 102.
Ted Scheu has been described as an eight-year-old children's poet stuck in a grown-up's body. He is a former elementary teacher in Vermont, where he lives and writes next door to happy cows. He visits schools around the country as a teacher/author and loves helping kids like himself find their writer's voices in poetry. Ted's poems may be found in six of his own collections—I Froze My Mother, I Tickled My Teachers, I Threw My Brother Out, Now I Know My ZBCs, Getting the Best of Me, and his latest, a tribute to teachers through kids' eyes (Ted's kid-eyes) called Someday I'll be a Teacher—plus in over two dozen well-known poetry anthologies worldwide. He mostly writes about kids' crazy-busy lives in schools, at home, and in-between—that is, when he's not riding his bike or eating cereal with extra milk, both as fast as he can, like any kid his age.
Pete Gergely is a master of many things. Besides being an amazing artist with a lovely, kind, and quirky, kid-like sense of humor, he speaks three languages and manages a most-gorgeous garden at his home on the Hudson River in New York. Oh, and he just happens to be a pediatrician with a super-busy medical practice. Why so busy, you ask? Because kids love-love-love going to see Dr. Gergely. He makes each visit so much fun that kids don't realize they've had a doctor's visit. Pete's watercolors have appeared in many galleries in and around New York City, and he has illustrated several books, including The Way We Garden Now.