Sleepy Sheepy

Penguin/­Flamingo Bks. Jan. 2023. 40p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780593465912.
PreS-Gr 1–Children will begrudgingly drift to a dream land created by Cummins and Oswald. The title character, though appearing increasingly tired as the story goes on, is dead set against bedtime. The sheep’s tired parents are willing to try anything to get the fluffy tot into bed. Rhyming and child-friendly vocabulary fill the tale with sleepy hour vibes. Oswald’s transitions between bright and muted color palettes create a definite difference between the need to go to bed and Sheepy’s denials.
VERDICT This could easily end up a story hour favorite and an often checked-out new bedtime classic for not-so-tired kids and their very tired parents; this will especially work a spell on preschoolers.

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