You have two special treats here today :) This is our very own Perfect Picture Book Friday Susanna Hill’s book, Can’t Sleep Without Sheep. (I can’t wait to see her face – metaphorically speaking ;)
Can’t Sleep Without Sheep
written by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Walker Childrens, September 2010, Fiction
Suitable for: All grades
This is a great book for bedtime all about getting to sleep. Anything to do with sleep can be covered with the help of this book. It is also a good one for knowing your worth as the sheep discovered.
Opening and brief synopsis:
Ava had a hard time falling asleep. Her mind was always so busy!
Wanted: Trustworthy animal for nighttime position. Must be nimble and reliable . . .
Whenever Ava can’t sleep, she counts sheep. But Ava takes so long to fall asleep, it’s the sheep that are growing tired-until finally, they quit! When the sheep promise to find a replacement that Ava can count on, chaos ensues as chickens, cows, pigs, hippos, and more try their hand at jumping over Ava’s fence. Finding the perfectly peaceful replacement for sheep might not be so easy after all.
With irresistibly adorable art, this delightful take on a familiar sleep tactic is sure to become a bedtime favorite.
The illustrations are sensational, I absolutely love to open this book. It really is a delight to look at and a delight to read. Well done, Susanna!!!
By now you’ll be wondering what the cake is doing down there. Please help yourselves and come back again later, it will still be here ;) Aren’t I lucky having a Friday 13th birthday!