It isn’t really Happy Sheep Day but I am reviewing two cute sheep books so thought it was worth creating a holiday and celebrating.
Simpson’s Sheep Won’t Go To Sleep is written by Bruce Arant.
It is a Hardcover 32 page book written for ages 4 to 8. It has full color pictures through out the book so it a great picture book for children that are in the pre-reading stage. Bruce Arant also is the illustrator of this book. Each page is fun and colorful; done in soft pastel drawings.
The book is written in rhyme and is sure to entertain any child and is sure to be a favorite and frequently requested bedtime book.
If a parent has ever had a child that is an artful dodger when it comes to going to sleep then they are sure to identify with Farmer Simpson as he tries to get his sheep to go to sleep.
“Farmer Simpson works all day.
He plants his corn, and beans, and hay.
His feet get tired, his nose gets red.
At night, he likes to go to bed.”
But Simpson’s sheep have other plans –
“They need a drink. They want a snack.
They have to ”go!” They like to yack.”
and sleep is not one of them! They think of every excuse to stay awake.
You’ll have to get the book to see if Farmer Simpson ever finds a way to get his sheep to sleep.
You can see more about the book and author below in the clip.
Digby Differs is written and illustrated by Miriam Koch.
This is another wonderful book and it is written for ages 4-8. It is a wonderful picture book for children who have not learned to read and a story that will steal the heart of all readers.
Dibgy Differs is a large-format picture book: 18-1/4 inches wide x 7 inches high. It is unique in appearance.
Digby feels as if he doesn’t fit in and it isn’t necessarily because he is a red and white striped sheep. He feels he is in a place where it is not okay to be different. Digby sees a red and white air balloon and follows it. Little does Digby know that he is on a journey to find just the right home where it is okay to be different and finds his true home.
Author and illustrator Miriam Koch lives and works as a commercial artist in Bremen, Germany. Her love for the North Sea inspired her to create Digby Differs.