No Sleep for the Sheep!

No Sleep For The Sheep!

Illustrator: Jackie Urbanovic

Poor Sheep wants nothing more than a good night’s sleep. But just as he dozes off in the big red barn on the farm…

There came a loud QUACK

at the door, at the door,

and the sheep couldn’t sleep any more!

Then…BAA! OINK! MOO! NEIGH! Sheep’s sleep is repeatedly interrupted by one noisy intruder after another. Kids will love trying to guess who comes next, based on each animal’s silhouette on the preceding page. In the end, just as Sheep finally falls into a deep, deep sleep in the big red barn…COCK-A-DOODLE-DOO! It’s time to get up! A comedy that invites audience participation, reinforces prediction skills and ensures youngsters will enjoy one last giggle at storytime, or before being tucked into bed at night. (Preschool–2nd grade)



“A terrific read-aloud that will have listeners quacking, mooing, and neighing with Sheep’s friends each time they wake him up. This is sure to be a storytime favorite.”

—School Library Journal, starred review

“Together, Urbanovic’s comical watercolor illustrations and Beaumont’s repetitive rhyming text manage to be both lively and soothing – the perfect combination to help energetic little ones blow off steam and settle down at bedtime.”

—The Horn Book

“Beaumont’s playful, repetitive text, with its loud animal sounds, will have children chanting along to the beat. In more intimate sharings, readers with a careful eye can spot the shadow of the next animal, along with a certain tiny, feathered friend, who just may make the loudest sound of all.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“This humorous tale begs to be read aloud.”

—Children’s Literature

Awards & Honors

2012 “Best Children’s Books of the Year” —Bank Street College

2012 Texas 2×2 Reading List

2012 Elementary California Collection

Yawning sheep