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Sleepy Sheepy

Illustrated by Pete Oswald
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Hardcover
$18.99 US
10.56"W x 10.5"H x 0.41"D   (26.8 x 26.7 x 1.0 cm) | 17 oz (493 g) | 24 per carton
On sale Jan 31, 2023 | 40 Pages | 978-0-593-46591-2
Age 3-7 years | Preschool - 2
Reading Level: Lexile AD410L | Fountas & Pinnell K
Sales rights: World
From critically acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and Pete Oswald, New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Sour Grape, comes a rhyming bedtime tale featuring brand new picture book character Sleepy Sheepy, a sheep who is definitely NOT sleepy!

Sleepy Sheepy was not sleepy
But it was time for bed
(At least, that's what the clock said.)
But Sleepy Sheepy would not sleepy.
He was wired. And absolutely not tired!
In fact, he was WIDE-AWAKE.

Despite his name, Sleepy Sheepy is NOT sleepy. He'd much rather build with blocks or knit socks than go to sleep. Will Ma and Pa Sheepy ever get their sheepy to go to sleepy?

From acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and brought to life by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Smart Cookie, The Sour Grape), Sleepy Sheepy is a hilarious bedtime read-aloud that will appeal to little lambs everywhere.

Praise for Sleepy Sheepy:

"Caregivers will enjoy making this a bedtime read, and librarians will turn to this often for pajama storytimes. An entertaining tale sure to resonate with those on either side of the bedtime battle."—Kirkus reviews

"This could easily end up a story hour favorite and an often checked-out new bedtime classic for not-so-tired kids and their very tired parents; this will especially work a spell on preschoolers." —School Library Journal

"Sleepy Sheepy, rendered by Oswald in fluffy, cloud-like textures, insists he's anything but sleepy . . .even the most bedtime-resistant readers will respect his exhausted capitulation.” Publishers Weekly
"Caregivers will enjoy making this a bedtime read, and librarians will turn to this often for pajama storytimes. Young readers who love rebelling against bedtime rules will delight in seeing Sheepy’s evening escapades, and astute members of this crowd will notice his happy smile when he’s finally curled up in bed.  An entertaining tale sure to resonate with those on either side of the bedtime battle."--Kirkus reviews


"Children will begrudgingly drift to a dream land created by Cummins and Oswald. The title character, though appearing increasingly tired as the story goes on, is dead set against bedtime. . . . Rhyming and child-friendly vocabulary fill the tale with sleepy hour vibes. Oswald’s transitions between bright and muted color palettes create a definite difference between the need to go to bed and Sheepy’s denials. VERDICT This could easily end up a story hour favorite and an often checked-out new bedtime classic for not-so-tired kids and their very tired parents; this will especially work a spell on preschoolers." --School Library Journal


"His eyelids are already below half-mast, and his weary parents—each of whom totes a wide-eyed infant lamb in a front-facing carrier—insist that it’s bedtime. But Sleepy Sheepy, rendered by Oswald (the Food Group series) in fluffy, cloud-like textures, insists he’s anything but sleepy . . . But readers will discern that Sleepy Sheepy’s actions are more kicky than joyful; eventually, he lets out a big yawn, and soon, Cummins (Rock That Vote) writes, “His eyelids drooped. His shoulders stooped. His brain was pooped.” . . . even the most bedtime-resistant readers will respect his exhausted capitulation." --Publisher's Weekly
Pete Oswald is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Good Egg, as well as The Bad Seed, which was an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year and an indie favorite. He has worked as a character designer, a concept artist, and an art director on many popular films, including Madagascar 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Angry Birds.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons.
  View titles by Pete Oswald

SLEEPY SHEEPY - Read Aloud Picture Book | Brightly Storytime

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From critically acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and Pete Oswald, New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Sour Grape, comes a rhyming bedtime tale featuring brand new picture book character Sleepy Sheepy, a sheep who is definitely NOT sleepy!

Sleepy Sheepy was not sleepy
But it was time for bed
(At least, that's what the clock said.)
But Sleepy Sheepy would not sleepy.
He was wired. And absolutely not tired!
In fact, he was WIDE-AWAKE.

Despite his name, Sleepy Sheepy is NOT sleepy. He'd much rather build with blocks or knit socks than go to sleep. Will Ma and Pa Sheepy ever get their sheepy to go to sleepy?

From acclaimed author Lucy Ruth Cummins and brought to life by #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator Pete Oswald (The Bad Seed, The Good Egg, The Smart Cookie, The Sour Grape), Sleepy Sheepy is a hilarious bedtime read-aloud that will appeal to little lambs everywhere.

Praise for Sleepy Sheepy:

"Caregivers will enjoy making this a bedtime read, and librarians will turn to this often for pajama storytimes. An entertaining tale sure to resonate with those on either side of the bedtime battle."—Kirkus reviews

"This could easily end up a story hour favorite and an often checked-out new bedtime classic for not-so-tired kids and their very tired parents; this will especially work a spell on preschoolers." —School Library Journal

"Sleepy Sheepy, rendered by Oswald in fluffy, cloud-like textures, insists he's anything but sleepy . . .even the most bedtime-resistant readers will respect his exhausted capitulation.” Publishers Weekly

Praise

"Caregivers will enjoy making this a bedtime read, and librarians will turn to this often for pajama storytimes. Young readers who love rebelling against bedtime rules will delight in seeing Sheepy’s evening escapades, and astute members of this crowd will notice his happy smile when he’s finally curled up in bed.  An entertaining tale sure to resonate with those on either side of the bedtime battle."--Kirkus reviews


"Children will begrudgingly drift to a dream land created by Cummins and Oswald. The title character, though appearing increasingly tired as the story goes on, is dead set against bedtime. . . . Rhyming and child-friendly vocabulary fill the tale with sleepy hour vibes. Oswald’s transitions between bright and muted color palettes create a definite difference between the need to go to bed and Sheepy’s denials. VERDICT This could easily end up a story hour favorite and an often checked-out new bedtime classic for not-so-tired kids and their very tired parents; this will especially work a spell on preschoolers." --School Library Journal


"His eyelids are already below half-mast, and his weary parents—each of whom totes a wide-eyed infant lamb in a front-facing carrier—insist that it’s bedtime. But Sleepy Sheepy, rendered by Oswald (the Food Group series) in fluffy, cloud-like textures, insists he’s anything but sleepy . . . But readers will discern that Sleepy Sheepy’s actions are more kicky than joyful; eventually, he lets out a big yawn, and soon, Cummins (Rock That Vote) writes, “His eyelids drooped. His shoulders stooped. His brain was pooped.” . . . even the most bedtime-resistant readers will respect his exhausted capitulation." --Publisher's Weekly

Author

Pete Oswald is the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of The Good Egg, as well as The Bad Seed, which was an Amazon Best Children's Book of the Year and an indie favorite. He has worked as a character designer, a concept artist, and an art director on many popular films, including Madagascar 2, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Angry Birds.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three sons.
  View titles by Pete Oswald

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Available for sale exclusive:
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•     Aland Islands
•     Albania
•     Algeria
•     Andorra
•     Angola
•     Anguilla
•     Antarctica
•     Antigua/Barbuda
•     Argentina
•     Armenia
•     Aruba
•     Austria
•     Azerbaijan
•     Bahamas
•     Bahrain
•     Bangladesh
•     Barbados
•     Belarus
•     Belgium
•     Belize
•     Benin
•     Bermuda
•     Bhutan
•     Bolivia
•     Bonaire, Saba
•     Bosnia Herzeg.
•     Botswana
•     Bouvet Island
•     Brazil
•     Brit.Ind.Oc.Ter
•     Brit.Virgin Is.
•     Brunei
•     Bulgaria
•     Burkina Faso
•     Burundi
•     Cambodia
•     Cameroon
•     Canada
•     Cape Verde
•     Cayman Islands
•     Centr.Afr.Rep.
•     Chad
•     Chile
•     China
•     Christmas Islnd
•     Cocos Islands
•     Colombia
•     Comoro Is.
•     Congo
•     Cook Islands
•     Costa Rica
•     Croatia
•     Cuba
•     Curacao
•     Cyprus
•     Czech Republic
•     Dem. Rep. Congo
•     Denmark
•     Djibouti
•     Dominica
•     Dominican Rep.
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•     Egypt
•     El Salvador
•     Equatorial Gui.
•     Eritrea
•     Estonia
•     Ethiopia
•     Falkland Islnds
•     Faroe Islands
•     Fiji
•     Finland
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•     Fren.Polynesia
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•     Gabon
•     Gambia
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•     Gibraltar
•     Greece
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•     Grenada
•     Guadeloupe
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•     Guatemala
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•     Guinea Republic
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•     Haiti
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•     India
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•     Macau
•     Macedonia
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•     Malaysia
•     Maldives
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•     Mauritius
•     Mayotte
•     Mexico
•     Micronesia
•     Minor Outl.Ins.
•     Moldavia
•     Monaco
•     Mongolia
•     Montenegro
•     Montserrat
•     Morocco
•     Mozambique
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•     Namibia
•     Nauru
•     Nepal
•     Netherlands
•     New Caledonia
•     Nicaragua
•     Niger
•     Nigeria
•     Niue
•     Norfolk Island
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•     North Mariana
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•     Palau
•     Palestinian Ter
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•     Romania
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•     Saint Martin
•     Samoa,American
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•     SaoTome Princip
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•     Senegal
•     Serbia
•     Seychelles
•     Sierra Leone
•     Singapore
•     Sint Maarten
•     Slovakia
•     Slovenia
•     Solomon Islands
•     Somalia
•     South Africa
•     South Korea
•     South Sudan
•     Spain
•     Sri Lanka
•     St Barthelemy
•     St. Helena
•     St. Lucia
•     St. Vincent
•     St.Chr.,Nevis
•     St.Pier,Miquel.
•     Sth Terr. Franc
•     Sudan
•     Suriname
•     Svalbard
•     Swaziland
•     Sweden
•     Switzerland
•     Syria
•     Tadschikistan
•     Taiwan
•     Tanzania
•     Thailand
•     Timor-Leste
•     Togo
•     Tokelau Islands
•     Tonga
•     Trinidad,Tobago
•     Tunisia
•     Turkey
•     Turkmenistan
•     Turks&Caicos Is
•     Tuvalu
•     US Virgin Is.
•     USA
•     Uganda
•     Ukraine
•     Unit.Arab Emir.
•     United Kingdom
•     Uruguay
•     Uzbekistan
•     Vanuatu
•     Vatican City
•     Venezuela
•     Vietnam
•     Wallis,Futuna
•     West Saharan
•     Western Samoa
•     Yemen
•     Zambia
•     Zimbabwe

Not available for sale:
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•     New Zealand