Good Night to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain (Hardcover)

Good Night to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain By JoAnn Deak, Terrence Deak, Neely Daggett (Illustrator) Cover Image

Good Night to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain (Hardcover)


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Written by two brain experts, this STEM picture book is packed with fascinating science and fun facts about the importance of sleep that will have kids excited to get a good night's rest!

Go to sleep and grow your brain!

During the day, your brain helps you do things like eat, walk, play with friends, and learn new things—and using your brain helps it stretch and get stronger. But did you know that you have the power to grow and train your brain just by going to sleep? In fact, while you're resting, your brain is doing some of its most important work!

Learn about the important jobs your brain does at night like:

  • Locking in what you learned during the day
  • Resetting itself so that it's ready when you wake up
  • Even taking a bath to make sure it's clean and healthy!

Perfect for parents and educators, Good Night to Your Fantastic Elastic Brain is an excellent tool to teach kids about brain development, growth mindset, and the power of making healthy choices like getting enough sleep!

JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., is an author and an international speaker, educator, and preventive psychologist. She also works with parents, teachers, and other adults who work with children as a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development and gender equality. She is also the author of the award-winning book, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain.

Terrence Deak, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at Binghamton University in upstate New York, where he runs a highly active neuroscience laboratory. Dr. Deak and his wife, Molly, have 3 inquisitive boys (Wyatt, Owen, and Oscar) who are extremely interested in how their brains work, just like you. Together, they enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities, travel, and learning something new every day.

Neely Daggett is an Iranian-American artist who lives just outside Portland, OR with her husband, three young children, one quirky cat, and thirty houseplants. She has a B.A. in psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a degree in graphic design from the Art Institute of Colorado. Creating picture books is her passion, but she also loves to cook, travel, run long distances, and visit the Oregon coast with her family. She has illustrated several children's books, including The White House Cat by Cylin Busby and The Supreme Court and Us by Christy Mihaly. Neely's fantastic elastic brain likes a cup of tea and a book before bed and is busy dreaming up characters for all her stories, both day and night! You can find more of her work at

Product Details ISBN: 9781728220284
ISBN-10: 1728220289
Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore
Publication Date: April 5th, 2022
Pages: 40
Language: English
"This agreeable and scientifically thorough exploration of sleep and the human brain will interest and engage scientifically minded readers" — School Library Journal

"A solid choice for libraries wanting to update their health resources" — School Library Connection

"Anyone who wants to have a simple, but extensive, understanding of how the brain works will appreciate this book." — Youth Services Book Review

"the text [...] reveals how these functions contribute to learning, being resilient, making better decisions, and staying healthy. [...] The incorporation of cheery children throughout make these lessons on brain health all the more enjoyable" — Booklist