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Author: Bruce Arant

ISBN #: 9781441324290
Page Count: 32
Published Date:
Trim Size: 8.75" x 11.25" x 0.50"
Binding: Hardcover
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Price: $16.99

WINNER, 2018 NEBRASKA BOOK AWARD -- Children's Picture Book Category!

''These stubborn sheep,'' the farmer sighs,
''won't open up their sleepy eyes.
But I know how to wake this crowd.
I'll make some noise and make it loud.''

From pounding on pots and pans to playing a screechy violin, Farmer Simpson makes all sorts of commotion to wake up his flock of sleepy sheep, but nothing works! Then Farmer Simpson gets a brilliant idea -- he decides to bring home a puppy who will surely be able to wake the snoozing sheep with its loud barks. But the farmer is in for a surprise -- his sheep wake up, but not in ways he expected! Author and illustrator Bruce Arant presents a tender tale about the virtues of using a gentle nudge when friends won't budge.

  • 32 pages.
  • 8-3/4'' wide x 11-1/4'' high.
  • Full-color illustrations throughout.
  • Hardcover picture book with dust jacket.
Bruce Arant brings his sheep back into the fold in this sequel to the award-winning Simpson's Sheep Won't Go to Sleep! 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.

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''A cheery, tender tale perfect for a silly yet gentle farm-themed storytime.''

Click here to download a free Common Core Aligned Teaching Guide for Simpson's Sheep Just Want to Sleep!

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