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Count the Sheep to Sleep by Philippa Rae


Count the Sheep to Sleep by Philippa Rae

Late last night I lay in bed and found I couldn't sleep. So I scrunched my eyes up tightly and counted woolly sheep. In this humorous bedtime story, a little girl decides she must count sheep in order to fall to sleep, and starting at ten, her sheep begin to suffer through humorous mishaps as she happily drifts off to sleep. Each new spread illustrates sheep flying off in different directions, unable to control their roller skates, the slippery floor, or their crazy dance moves. Children and parents will laugh and learn in this combination bedtime and counting book. Philippa Rae's sing-songy verse and Stephanie Rohr's bright, whimsical illustrations provide a visual counting aid, as well as complete entertainment. Count the Sheep to Sleep is sure to help children fall asleep to their own leaping sheep, transforming bedtime from a struggle into a fluffy white parade!

About the Author

Philippa Rae has been working for the BBC for thirteen years as a producer on BBC Children's programs and in BBC Education. She also produces radio programs for Cbeebies and has had twenty-five of her own stories broadcast on the radio. She holds a BA in Dance and an MA in Film and Television Studies and has worked in theater and has choreographed pieces for children for The British Arts Awards. Her wonderful sense of humor is reflected in her stories. She currently lives in England. Stephanie Rohr is a young French illustrator with a passion for children's books. Her distinct, unique style earned her a distinction for her Bachelors degree at EVC (The Art and Design Communication School) in Paris. She lives in England.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st July 2012


Philippa Rae

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Sky Pony Press an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing


28 pages


Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)



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