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Night-night, Body

ISBN: 9781643437484
Binding: Hardcover
Author: Ted Scheu
Illustrator: Pete Gergely
Pages: 32
Trim: 11 x 8.5 inches
Published: 4/19/2022

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 MotherI Tickled My TeachersI Threw My Brother OutNow I Know My ZBCsGetting 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.