Nighty-Night, Sleep Tight

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Say “nighty-night”-it's animal bedtime all over the world! From the moose in Maine to a Bahama iguana, from the kangaroos in Australia to the pandas in China, sleepy creatures everywhere are ready to rest under blankets of stars. But before they drift into dreams, they send a special kiss to an adorable child--“YOU”--curling up in bed, too. Written in lyrical, soothing bedtime rhyme, this endearing bedtime story will lull youngsters to sweet dreamland.
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Overview

Say “nighty-night”-it's animal bedtime all over the world! From the moose in Maine to a Bahama iguana, from the kangaroos in Australia to the pandas in China, sleepy creatures everywhere are ready to rest under blankets of stars. But before they drift into dreams, they send a special kiss to an adorable child--“YOU”--curling up in bed, too. Written in lyrical, soothing bedtime rhyme, this endearing bedtime story will lull youngsters to sweet dreamland.
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A young tot in mauve footed pajamas tucks into bed with a good book. So begins this off-to-bed journey that provides glimpses of sleepy animals around the world. Rhyming couplets introduce both familiar and somewhat exotic creatures preparing to sleep in their cozy habitats. Moose in Maine, a Bahamian iguana, prairie dogs in Utah, Peruvian scarlet macaws, Galapágos turtles (called turtles, but depicted as tortoises), Australian kangaroos, Malaysian tigers, walruses in Russia and African chimpanzees all appear quite cuddly in soft smudgy acrylics and pencil as they share each page with the child and her tiny white dog. Calm blue-hued backgrounds cue the coming nighttime. A soothing refrain adds a lullabylike quality to the cadenced text: "High on mountains in China, / with a full moon in view, / the pandas curl up / in their beds of bamboo. / Dreaming dreams / under blankets of stars. / Sweet dreams / under blankets of stars." As the bedtime tale comes to a close, the final spread shows the menagerie of animals--imaginary or toy--surrounding the sleeping child in her bed. They "send a nighty-night kiss to their sleepy friend….You." This gentle bedtime book is sweet enough, but it doesn't exactly break new ground. (Picture book. 2-5)
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“Author Jennifer Berne spins a lyrical poem playing on the natural world of sleep in the animal kingdom to soothe a child into restfulness (a much-needed state in this, our over-stimulated world).” —Ed Young, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator
 
“Jennifer Berne, in her third children's book, has created a timeless bedtime classic. Good Night Moon now has a bedtime buddy.” —Mike Thaler, bestselling author of the Black Lagoon Adventures series
 
"Jennifer Berne's words soar along with David Walker's illustrations in this good night story about animal bedtimes around the world. With its hypnotic rhyme and memorable refrain, it's destined for everyone's read-it-again list.” —Freddi Greenberg, editor-in-chief of Nickelodeon/Nick Jr. Family Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402780882
  • Publisher: Sterling Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/5/2013
  • Series: Snuggle Time Stories Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 943,360
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Berne has been a long-time contributor to Nick Jr. magazine and a writer for both print and TV. She has published numerous children's books, including the award-winning picture book, Manfish: The Story of Jacques Cousteau (Chronicle), and Calvin Can't Fly (Sterling). Jennifer lives in Ancram, NY.
 
David Walker has illustrated numerous children's books, including Time For a Hug and Crocodaddy (both Sterling); Before You Were Mine (Putnam); and Bears on Chairs (Candlewick). When not walking his dogs or laughing with his kids, he can be found painting in his studio in Chapel Hill, NC. To see more of David's work, please visit his website at davidwalkerstudios.com.
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  • Posted June 5, 2013

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    Journey around the world with this colorful and cute, rhyming bo

    Journey around the world with this colorful and cute, rhyming book for children. It's time for sleep and a little tot and her puppy are tucking in other animals. From the moose in Maine to the tigers in Malaysia, the soft pastel colors and the whimsical characters on the pages will appeal to all.
    "Stars shine above us,
    we're cuddled and curled.
    And it's animal bedtime
    all over the world."
    The soothing cadence is a sweet addition to bedtime reads. I know the little ones in my family enjoyed it!

    Thank you to Sterling Children's Books for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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