The 108th sheep

by Imai, Ayano.

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Picture Books PB IMAI Ayano
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Picture Books
 
Call Number  PB IMAI Ayano
 
 
Dormont Public Library Concepts CONCEPTS IMAI (OVERSIZED)
Location  Dormont Public Library
 
Collection  Concepts
 
Call Number  CONCEPTS IMAI (OVERSIZED)
 
 
Summary
Emma, unable to sleep, decides to count sheep, but the plan hits a snag when sheep number 108, never a big jumper, cannot make the leap over her headboard.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: ""Counting is fun in this large-size, cozy bedtime story originally published in Britain. Emma tries everything to fall asleep, but nothing works; even reading makes her feel more awake. So she counts sheep, and the clear, spacious, pencil-and-watercolor pictures in black and white, with red numbers, show the sheep jumping in a long line over her bed. She reaches 107, and she is still not asleep. But where is number 108? He falls flat on the floor, crying; he just can't make that jump. All the tired sheep join with Emma to help 108 jump higher, trying stilts, a bouncing trampoline, and a sheep tower, until Emma works out a plan, and number 108 falls asleep with her in bed. The spare pictures on very large, thick, textured pages will encourage young preschoolers to point at both the cuddly small creature that needs help and the tough kid who makes a difference."--"Rochman, Hazel" Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This book's hefty format (12"x12") seems to work against the small, quiet story within its covers. Emma, a dark-haired, rosy-cheeked girl, stars in pictures framed with a wine-colored outline and wide border. She decides to count sheep in order to fall asleep one wakeful night, and newcomer Imai depicts the animals high-jumping over the heroine's headboard. The creatures, whose numbers appear on their fleece like football jerseys, burst through the pictures' frames and onto the opposite side of the spread. Emma makes it to 107, then hears a "thud." Sheep 108 is too small to clear her headboard, and various schemes to help him make the vault fail. " `This is a big problem,' said the 109th sheep, pushing forward. `If 108 doesn't jump over your bed, Emma, then none of us can get any sleep.' " At last resourceful Emma finds a solution. Most of the book's creative energy is visual, as the animals behave in endearingly un-sheep-like ways. Despite all the activity, Imai maintains a sleepytime atmosphere with lots of soft, smoky shading and a peaceful gray-cream-pink color scheme. Ages 3-7. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Sheep -- Juvenile fiction.
Counting -- Juvenile fiction.
Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction.
Sheep -- Fiction.
Counting -- Fiction.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Publisher Wilton, CT :Tiger Tales,2007
Other Titles One hundred eighth sheep
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9781589250635 (hc.)
158925063X (hc.)
Other Classic View