Go To Sleep, Sheep is a board book wonderfully illustrated by Sydney Hanson. White. woolly sheep and mama needs them to go to bed. Will those little sheep listen? Will those little sheep come up with excuses? Will mama convince her littles that it’s time to go to bed? Join me in a bright and colourful book about bedtime routines.
Sydney Hanson does a wonderful job of bringing five little sheep and their mama to life. Beautiful white coats showcased against a farm background. Our littles one get to see butterflies, cattle, horses, bunnies and a typical red barn with barnyard.
I couldn’t figure out who the author was, the verse is in abcb rhyme for the most part, which makes it very easy to read. The repeated refrain Go to Sleep Sheep, helps give your young children confidence as they read along.
In many ways it’s a sweet little board book, with great images that provide talking points, each page has the young sheep coming up with new ways to stay up just a bit longer.
On just one page we have a short mention of God, a prayer thanking God for the day. It’s a good way to remind children to talk with God before they go to bed.
I have mixed feelings about this book. It’s not one I would read more than once to a child, there is just not enough meat of anything in this book. The story isn’t the most “YAY, let’s read it”. Might children enjoy it? Possibly. I would have more fun pointing out the glasses on one, the necktie on another and so forth. It would be a great book to talk about colours, caring for sheep, farm life and all those wonderful things. I’d be wanting to make up names for them and having fun with the youngsters under my care. Then I’d talk about how littles need to listen to mama and go to bed when they are told, even if they want a drink or to stay up or… God calls them to be more then what they want.
Sydney Hanson (illustrator)
Board book, 20 pages, preschool to kindergarten
Animals, sleep-time routines, faith-based
Reviewed for BookLookBloggers.