Monday, May 7, 2018

Board book: Will Sheep Sleep?

Will Sheep Sleep? Hilary Leung. 2018. Scholastic. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Sheep has been playing all day, and now he is tired...but will Sheep sleep?

Premise/plot: Will Sheep EVER fall asleep? That is the all-important question in this adorable new board book by Hilary Leung.

My thoughts: I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the story of this one. A book can use simple words and still tell a good, entertaining story. This story is told in a question-answer format. And a large part of the story is communicated not with words but by the illustrations.
Will brushing his teeth help Sheep sleep?
No.
 The illustrations show Sheep and his friend sword-fighting with their toothbrushes.

Will a night-light help Sheep sleep?
No.
The illustrations show Sleep and his friend playing shadow-puppets.

I definitely liked the ending! Sheep falls asleep counting sheep. (His friends dress up as sheep!)


© 2018 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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