Tuesday, April 12, 2022

ONE SHEEP, TWO SHEEP by Tammi Sauer. Illus. by Troy Cummings.  New York: Abrams Appleseed, 2021.  32p.  ISBN 978-141974630-7 hc. $14.99     PreS-K     E PIC

Rooster always counts sheep to help him fall asleep, but on this night, the other barnyard animals are also jumping over the fence, just like the sheep.  Rooster is unhappy with their efforts and interrupts his bedtime routine to yell at the chicken, pig, and cow who took part in the sheep count.  However, they all respond with "Baaa?" and don't seem to realize they aren't sheep after all.  Rooster gives them each a lesson in their proper identity, which makes the book a great read-aloud and a chance for listeners to participate in the story.  As he rounds up the sheep for a second try at bedtime, there's another surprise in store.
Lynette Suckow, Superiorland Preview Center, Marquette, MI  

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