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When Sheep Sleepby Laura Joffe Numeroff
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The Jellybeans are off to summer camp to enjoy ghost stories around the campfire, roasting marshmallows, and swimming in the lake. Each girl finds her own favorite activity: Emily goes to the dance studio, Bitsy does arts and crafts, and Anna reads about nature. But Nicole can't find anything that's just right for her. So she decides to start a soccer team and teach her friends her favorite game. Will the Jellybeans be able to win the big match against a neighboring camp? Once again, the girls use their different strengths and talents to work together and have the best summer ever.
This third book in the successful New York Times bestselling series shows that, whether readers are girly girls, bookworms, artists, or tomboys, there is a Jellybean for everyone.
Praise for The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff
“The tale unfolds with warmth and reassuring humor making this latest Jellybeans adventure a good primer for young would-be campers. Munsingers watercolor illustrations are bright and suggest vigor and happiness, like the Jellybeans themselves.” –Kirkus Reviews
"For the child who isn't easily fooled into sleep — and the parent who must outsmart him — comes a soothing story that gently coerces little ones into bed. 'When you can't fall asleep,/ Then try counting sheep!/ But what do you do if the sheep are asleep,' beings Numeroff's (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) reprise of the 'what if' game. Rhyming verse smoothly moves the story along, as a girl and her teddy bear consider other animal alternatives. From pigs that 'snore in a heap' to 'cats on the sofa/ .../ snuggled asleep,' the two soon learn that no creature is immune to the lure of eventual slumber. The rhythm of the verse produces an almost hypnotic effect, the better to act as a sleep-inducing agent for young listeners. Muted watercolor images of dozing creatures tenderly capture the peacefulness that accompanies sleep. McPhail (Mole Music) keeps readers' interest by mixing up the many perspectives from a child's eye — view, be it up close and personal while peering inside a rabbit hutch or observing a nest of birds from a safe distance. The final image of the entire ensemble at the foot of the bed of the now-sleeping girl leaves a satisfying last impression. Ages 4-8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
By "New York Times" #1 best-selling author, Laura Numeroff and award-winning illustrator, David McPhail! When you can't fall asleep Then try counting sheep! But what do you do if the sheep are already asleep? "New York Times" best-selling author Laura Numeroff, has crafted the perfect lullaby in which a small child imagines she encounters many cuddly animal families, only to find that they, too, are snuggled fast asleep! Lovely, soothing watercolors by award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator David McPhail capture the dreaminess of bedtime. Laura Numeroff and David McPhail, two icons in the world of children's books, make an invincible team with their first collaboration, "When Sheep Sleep." Children will reach for this new classic again and again as the warm, gentle illustrations and calming rhyme lull them to sleep.
About the Author
Laura Numeroff is the author of the best-selling If You Give A . . . series which has cumulatively sold over 8 million copies. She’s also the author of the What Mommies Do Best/What Daddys Do Best series. She lives in Los Angeles, California. David McPhail has illustrated more than 100 books for children, and has received numerous state awards and honors. Some of his best-selling titles are I Love You Because You’re You and If You Were My Bunny. He lives in Rye, New Hampshire.
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