Nighty-Night, Sleep Tight
Publication Date: March 2013
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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 rhyme, this endearing bedtime story will lull youngsters to sweet dreamland.
David A. Walker is a Professor of Educational Research, Technology, and Assessment at Northern Illinois University (NIU). He holds a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and masters and doctoral degrees from Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU). Prior to NIU, he served on the faculty at Florida Atlantic University and was a post-doctorate researcher at ISU's Research Institute for Studies in Education. Dr. Walker has an extensive research record with 74 refereed publications, 12 monographs and technical reports, 111 refereed conference presentations, 22 invited presentations, and 142 statistical computer program creations. A majority of these scholarly works pertain to the themes of statistical methodology and/or research methods in areas such as effect sizes, reliability measures, and the general linear model. He has been involved in numerous federal and state-based grants, with over 7 million funded, as an evaluator in projects affiliated with teacher education. Dr. Walker has taught courses in research methods, assessment, testing, measurement, and statistics and has expertise in quantitative methods of research.
“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 this 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