TEN SLEEPY SHEEP by Phyllis Root

TEN SLEEPY SHEEP

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Age Range: 3 - 6

KIRKUS REVIEW

In this snooze-time, count-down rhyme, ten lambs, each identified in Gaber’s cozy, twilit scenes by a differently colored neck ribbon, gambol about farmyard and fields, nodding off one by one until the last one comes back to Mama: “ ‘Mama, I can’t sleep.’ / ‘Hush,’ says her mama. / ‘Have you tried counting sheep?’ ” The murmurous rhythms of Root’s rhyme, the soothing serenity of Gaber’s art, plus smooth verbal and visual transitions between spreads make this invitation to dreamland as hard for wakeful lambs of the two-legged variety to resist as Jane Dyer’s Lullaby Moons and a Silver Spoon (2003), Ruth Louise Symes’s Sheep Fairy (2003), or other bedtime reading that features the ever-popular woollies. (Picture book. 3-6)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-7636-1545-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Candlewick
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 15th, 2004




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