Farmer Simpson works all day.
He plants his corn, and beans, and hay.
His feet get tired, his nose gets red.
At night, he likes to go to bed.
But Simpson's sheep have other plans -- and sleep is not one of them! They think of every excuse to stay awake.
They need a drink. They want a snack.
They have to ''go!'' They like to yack.
Will poor Simpson ever find a way to lull his sheep to sleep? Illustrated with soft pastel drawings that are both silly and soothing, Simpson's Sheep Won't Go to Sleep! is a story for every parent who has put a child to bed -- and every child who has creatively resisted.
- 32 pages.
- Full color throughout.
- Ages 4 to 8.
- 8-3/4 inches wide x 11-1/4 inches high.
Author and illustrator Bruce Arant -- a father of three -- writes from personal experience of ''tucking-in'' at bedtime, when he has fielded all possible childhood excuses to stay awake just a little bit longer. Prior to becoming a full-time writer and illustrator, Arant enjoyed a career of nearly 20 years in the magazine and custom publishing industry, where he held a variety of editorial and creative positions. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.
WINNER, 2014 NEBRASKA BOOK AWARDS -- Children's Category and Design Category!
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
''The rhyming text begs to be read aloud, and the stylized pictures perfectly capture the tired farmer and his sleep-resistant flock . . . great fun for everyone.''
MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW PICTURE BOOK SHELF
''A colorful rhyming picturebook . . . . Delightfully playful illustrations enhance this excellent read-aloud storybook, ideal for encouraging little ones to snuggle in their blankets and go to bed.''
Click here to download a free Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide for Simpson's Sheep Won't Go To Sleep!