A little boy has four teddy bears, each of which needs special attention before going to bed. Patiently, he explains away the strange sounds and unfamiliar shapes in the dark. Soon, all four bears and their brave owner are all sound asleep, having happy dreams and no longer afraid.
Jim Aylesworth has written many books for young readers, including The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock and Mother Halverson's New Cat. Of The Goodnight Kiss, Booklist has said his "melodic story...with its strings of prepositional phrases and its elusive sense of connectedness will mesmerize kids." Mr. Aylesworth marks his proudest accomplishments as having been a first-grade teacher for nearly twenty-five years. He lives with his family in Hinsdale, Illinois.