3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 20, 2004
This is another wonderful book by Phyllis Root. The pictures are beautiful and the story has a dreamy rhythm that will help your child fall asleep. This is also a counting book. My son who is three loves this book.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 31, 2004
While it's not "Good Night Moon", this is a lovely count-down to bedtime book. The numeral/number approach to the countdown reinforces counting skills while the phrasing provides a lovely reading rhythm.
on October 17, 2004
This precious story uses soft pictures and rhyming words to lure its reader into a peaceful sleep. I particularly enjoyed how the author creatively used the warm, muted, and gentle, illustrations to accompany her text. Each page is an adventure for the reader to locate the key distractions that are keeping the lambs awake. For example, the reader can look for the blossoms and the ducklings that have been imbedded into the illustrations. Because of this, I feel the author and illustrator did a wonderful job making the pictures an integral part of the text. The author allows the reader to be introduced to new vocabulary terms, which will have immediate connections to the illustrations, thus creating a great deal of learning.
on September 19, 2005
As other reviewers have mentioned, this book has beautifully, dreamily painted illustrations. It's written in verse, describing how "momma sheep" get their 10 little sheep to fall asleep. Each turn of a page brings a new stanza, counting down the little sheep as they doze off. The rhyme scheme is rich, perfectly executed and extremely soothing. My son is 19 months old and he usually pulls this book off the shelf to read when bedtime nears. In fact, he pulls it out during the day too. He received it as a gift, and we'll be ordering it for friends as they have children.
on June 21, 2013
We love this book so much. My daughter is 2 1/2 and we have been reading this book to her since she was born. It's nice as I also have it memorized by now, so I can "read" it with my eyes closed! I love the rhythm of the story, it is very lulling and soothing, and I love the illustrations. I can't recommend it enough. Luckily we received it as a gift or I might never have discovered it!