For the next three weeks I’ll be reviewing some new picture books in the library’s children’s section. These are great bedtime books, quiet time books, or anytime books for parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other loved ones to enjoy with younger kids, or on their own!
Author Nancy Shaw and illustrator Margot Apple are back with an eighth story in their sheep series. The first, Sheep in a Jeep, tells the story of 5 white fluffy lambs who decide to take over the farmer’s jeep to drive to town one day. The library has a few other titles in this series, and now the latest, Sheep Go to Sleep, is ready for check out. In this story, simple rhyming phrases tell the story of the five sheep bedding down for the night in their shed. First, each lamb brings straw to make a comfy bed. But as they settle down, noises in the night keep them awake and nervous. Just then the farm’s friendly border collie wanders by and decides to help each sheep in turn. One gets a hug, while another asks for water. Sound familiar? By the time all five sheep have been attended to and tucked in most of the bedtime stalling tricks have been revealed, but everyone eventually falls asleep, dreaming of what else, but sheep? This is a sweet, soft story illustrated in colored pencils, sure to help lull your little one just a little closer to dreamland.
You can get the book reviewed here more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit. This is director Rachel Malay, saying “Thanks for checking us out!”