From critically acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and Pete Oswald, New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Sour Grape, comes a story featuring Sleepy Sheepy and his very first sleepover!
It's time for Sleepy Sheepy's very first sheepover! But when it's time for bed, Sleepy Sheepy CANNOT SLEEPY! You see, his blankets scratch, and his pj's don't match! Sleepy Sheepy...misses his home! Will Grammy and Grampy ever get their favorite little sheep to sleep?
From acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and brought to life by New York Times
bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Bad Seed
, The Good Egg
, The Smart Cookie
, The Sour Grape
), Sleepy Sheepy and the Sheepover
is a fun and funny bedtime read-aloud that will appeal to any child who has felt a bit unsure at their first sleepover. Praise for Sleepy Sheepy:
"Young readers needn’t feel sheepish about appreciating this sweet, entertaining story." --Kirkus reviews on Sleepy Sheepy and the Sheepover
"Amusing and endearing. As a classroom read-aloud choice, this picture book is sure to elicit sleepover memories from young listeners." --Booklist on Sleepy Sheepy and the Sheepover
"Caregivers will enjoy making this a bedtime read, and librarians will turn to this often for pajama storytimes. An entertaining tale sure to resonate with those on either side of the bedtime battle."—Kirkus reviews on Sleepy Sheepy
"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." —School Library Journal on Sleepy Sheepy
February 27, 2024
Preschool - 2
Lucy Ruth Cummins
is an author and illustrator who made her critically-acclaimed author-illustrator debut in 2016 with her picture book A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals.
She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, Truman,
and The Love Letter.
When she's not writing or illustrating books, Lucy is an executive art director of Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. She grew up in Cortland, New York, and she now lives with her little family in Brooklyn, New York.Pete Oswald
is a #1 New York Times
bestselling illustrator and an Annie Award-nominated animation production designer best known for The Angry Birds Movie
film franchise and Oscar-nominated ParaNorman
, in addition to multiple animated studio films. He is also a children's book author and illustrator and a painter. Pete is the illustrator the New York Times
bestselling picture books The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Cool Bean, The Couch Potato, The Smart Cookie
, and The Sour Grape
written by Jory John. Pete lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and three sons.
Praise for Sleepy Sheepy and the Sheepover:
"Cummins brings her gently humorous story, written in bouncy rhymes, to a predictable ending, but readers will enjoy it nonetheless, especially kids (er, lambs) who have had their own first “sheepovers” at a beloved relative’s home. The cheerful, lively illustrations are endearing; boldfaced typefaces of different sizes are incorporated playfully into the text. Young readers needn’t feel sheepish about appreciating this sweet, entertaining story." --Kirkus reviews
"As in the previous volume, the text is relatively short and, while written inprose, includes rhyming couplets from time to time, just for fun. . . . Oswald's illustrations are both amusing and endearing. As a classroom read-aloud choice, this picture book is sure to elicit sleepover memories from young listeners." --Booklist