Mary is saddened because her mom doesn't want her sleeping with her sheep so Mary does everything she can to keep her sheep awake. Will she finally get her wish? If she does, is it what she hopes for?
I adored the story and the pictures were amazing. Mary reminds me of Punky Brewster. Remember her crazy story lines? Everyone loved Punky and everyone will love Mary. The quirky sheep named Sheppard will make children and adults alike laugh out loud. I found myself comparing Sheppard to my two puppies that have an uncanny ability to sleep when I want them to be awake.
The illustrator, Wilson Williams Jr.'s superb rendition of the story will have you crack a smile too. Not only are his illustrations beautiful, but he has a surprise on each page that will delight you. There is a hidden mouse in every drawing that even I had to look a second time to find.
After you are done with the story you can read the original poem Mary Had a Little Lamb, and learn the history behind it. Did you know there really was a Mary and she really had a lamb? And where did the inspiration for Mary Had a Sleepy Sheep come from? You will find that along with some fun activities and the author's favorite fun websites.
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Julia Dweck is one of my favorite children's authors. You can read my review of her previous book Where's Blucy on amazon.com. Don't forget to enter the Where's Blucy contest for a $100 amazon.com gift card.