Count the Sheep to Sleep by Philippa Rae

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“Late last night I lay in bed and found I couldn’t sleep. So I scrunched my eyes up tightly and counted woolly sheep.” In this amusing bedtime story, a little girl decides she must count sheep in order to fall asleep. Starting at ten, her sheep begin to suffer humorous mishaps as she happily drifts into dreamland. Each number illustrates sheep flying off in different directions, unable to control their skateboards, the slippery floor, or their crazy dance moves. Children will laugh and learn in this combination bedtime and counting book. 

The sing-songy verse and bright, whimsical illustrations provide a visual counting aid, as well as entertainment in the moments before bedtime. Count the Sheep to Sleep is sure to help children fall asleep to their own leaping sheep, transforming bedtime from a struggle into a fluffy white parade!

 

About Philippa Rae

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PHILIPPA RAE worked at the BBC for over fourteen years in the Education and Children's Production departments. She produced radio programmes for BBC Children's Radio and Cbeebies Radio for over nine years. On Cbeebies Radio she had over thirty stories, as well as many poems, featured. She also has had stories and poems included in anthologies. She holds a BA in dance and an MA in film and television studies and has choreographed pieces for children for the British Arts Awards. She currently lives in England. STÉPHANIE RÖHR is a young French illustrator with a passion for children’s books. Her unique style earned her a distinction for her bachelor’s degree at EVC (The Art and Design Communication School) in Paris. She lives in England.
 
Published July 1, 2012 by Sky Pony Press. 28 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bold illustrations in neon yellows, reds, blues and greens rely on spiky, simple lines and shapes to showcase the dramatic, highly charged, almost surreal antics of these accident-prone sheep as they leap, skate, prance, balance, dance, glide, surf, float, trot and finally sleep across the double...

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