When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff

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By New York Times #1 best-selling author, Laura Numeroff and award-winning illustrator, David McPhail!

When you can’t fall asleep
Then try counting sheep!



But what do you do if the sheep are already asleep? New York Times best-selling author Laura Numeroff, has crafted the perfect lullaby in which a small child imagines she encounters many cuddly animal families, only to find that they, too, are snuggled fast asleep! Lovely, soothing watercolors by award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator David McPhail capture the dreaminess of bedtime.

Laura Numeroff and David McPhail, two icons in the world of children’s books, make an invincible team with their first collaboration, When Sheep Sleep. Children will reach for this new classic again and again as the warm, gentle illustrations and calming rhyme lull them to sleep.
 

About Laura Numeroff

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Laura Joffe Numeroff was born in Brooklyn, New York on July 14, 1953. When the time came for her to choose a college, she only applied to Pratt Institute, in Brooklyn for fashion design. She hated everything about it and ended up taking a class in writing and illustrating books for children because it sounded like a great class. She received an assignment to write and illustrate a children's book, and after completing it, made several attempts to get it published. After only 4 rejections, Macmillan bought it. She graduated from college with a degree and a contract for her first book. Since then she has written over twenty books including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie; What Mommies Do Best, What Daddies Do Best; Laura Numeroff's Ten Step Guide to Living with Your Monster; and Phoebe Dexter Has Harriet Peterson's Sniffles. She has received numerous awards including the Buckeye Children's Book Award in 1989, the Quill Award for If You Give a Pig a Party in 2006, and the Milner Award in 2007. Two of her books were selected for Oprah's Kid's Reading List. Her title Ponyella made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. Her title If You Give a Dog a Donut earned her a spot on Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List for 2011. In 2012 her title It's Pumpkin Day, Mouse! made The New York Times Best Seller List. David McPhail is the author and illustrator of more than fifty children's books, including two previous picture books featuring Edward ? Santa's Book of Names and Edward and the Pirates. David McPhail lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
 
Published October 1, 2006 by Harry N. Abrams. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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On their imaginary travels, they see a family of nuzzling deer deep in the forest, a group of cows dozing in a meadow, a pile of snoring pigs in a sty, puppies cuddled up on pillows, birds dreaming in a nest, purring kittens on a sofa, snuggling bears safe in their cave and twitching rabbits asle...

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For the child who isn't easily fooled into sleep—and the parent who must outsmart him—comes a soothing story that gently coerces little ones into bed.

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