Can't Sleep Without Sheep

Summary:

Sometimes Ava's mind is so busy at the end of the day she needs help going to sleep. So she counts sheep. Those sheep had jumped the fence they were exhausted. Unfortunately, Ava wasn't and she still needed help. The sheep were through with jumping, but promised to find a replacement. Are sheep really replaceable?


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Animals of all shapes and sizes trying to jump over the fence will lighten up your bedtime ritual and get the kids excited about counting sheep.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

We laughed and giggled together with this one. If it weren't for my daughter's age, this would have been a go-to book for a LONG time.

Parent Reaction

This ranks as one of my favorite bedtime stories. There is humor and plenty of action, but not so much to disrupt your bedtime routine. In fact, the sheep point out that horses won't work because this is not the "fun" time of day. The illustrations are colorful but well suited for an evening reading.

Type of Book:
This is a humorous bedtime story with a new take on an time-honored tradition.
Educational Themes:

This a book that is just fun to share. As kids get older you can stretch this to talk about the "why" of animals jumping over the fence. You can also talk about idioms.

Reading Level:
1.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
2 to 7
Age of child:
Read with a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is one you'll buy for yourself and a friend with a new baby, too.

Title Can't Sleep Without Sheep
About
Author Susanna Leonard Hill
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Childrens © 2010
Illustrators Mike Wohnoutka
ISBN 9780802720665
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Humor
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