#PPBF / Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep

Happy Friday! Here is my PPBF for today. I hope you like it! I think it’s a real cute read aloud.

sheep to sleepHave a great weekend!

Title: Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep

Author/Illustrator: Mo Willems

Publishing info: Baltzer and Bray (an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers) 2010, fiction

Ages appropriate for: 3 to 7

Themes: Common childhood experiences, bedtime,

First three sentences: time to sleep, sheep the sheep! Okay! Time to sleep, Pig the Pig! Sure thing! Time to sleep, Giraffe the Giraffe! No problem!

Summary: As Kitty goes from animal to animal telling each it is time for sleep they comply enthusiastically, showing a bedtime activity, until at the very at end only owl is left awake.

Sources for further discussion: Parents could talk to their children about bedtime rituals and what they do at their house alternating with what another family might do at theirs.

Why I love it: A quick read with short statements on each page, it announces the animal, name and noun. Each page has a cute illustration showing a bedtime activity. Horse is on the potty and Giraffe is holding a tooth-brush. When Kitty comes to owl she says, “Never mind.” And owls eyes are wide open. Then there are the two full foldouts with all the animals asleep like a slumber party, all except owl. And the last page owl asks, “checkers anyone?”

I think because this is such a fast read it is sure to please the parents when they are tired and asked to read it over and over. Because owl is so funny I am sure it will make toddlers and preschoolers laugh. And because each page shows a bedtime activity it is going to be the number one book to go for bedtime reading. This book is going to be a pleaser.

Do you think you will like reading this book?

And what Patricia Tilton says in her blog Children’s Books Heal: 

Every Friday, authors and KidLit bloggers post a favorite picture book.  To see a complete listing of all the Perfect Picture Books with resources, please visit author Susanna Leonard Hill’s Perfect Picture Books.

And here is my gift to you, dear friends.

I’ve been wanting to give this to you my friends. Any of you starting to write a more serious manuscript of a longer length? A middle grade novel or also maybe a memoir? For those of you following me because of it? Here’s a way to check those outlines. From “Writer’s on the Move” by Karen Cioffi


Remember my posts on journal writing? Here: and Here: then here is a good pdf telling you exactly what types of journals there are and how you can grow using them. http://www.cedu.niu.edu/~shumow/iit/doc/journalwriting.pdf

Hugs and kisses!

© 2014 Clara Bowman-Jahn aka Clarike Bowman-Jahn

And if you would like to see my new book! Yes, I could not refrain. Here it is.  And of course you can also see it by going back to last Sunday’s post here. I Just can’t resist looking at that beautiful cover. I Just love it!!



About ClaraBowmanJahn

Journal writer. Author of "Annie's Special Day" And coauthor of Edmund Pickle Chin, A Donkey Rescue Story." Proud mother and grandmother of wonderful kids. Wife of brilliant husband. Servant of two cats. Member of Pennwriters and SCBWI.
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12 Responses to #PPBF / Time to Sleep Sheep the Sheep

  1. Looks like another winner from Mr Willems!!!


  2. Yes, like your Mo Willems choice. Cute. Haven’t seen it before.


  3. Great pick! I need to read this! 😀


  4. Anything by Mo Willems is something I want to read. Thanks for this review. I wasn’t aware of this book.


  5. Joanna says:

    Oo, a Mo book I don’t know. Thanks, Clar!


  6. This sounds great for a getting-ready-for-bedtime-book! Thanks, Clar!


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