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Published 2006, 21 pages
According to publisher for ages 3-7, Amazon states ages 4-8
Ayano Imai wrote and illustrated this book.
She is the author of another book entitled Chester.
This book was borrowed from the library for the purpose of reading/reviewing...and treasuring.
The first thing that I noticed about this book is the thickness of the paper. The paper reminds me of cold press water color paper. The picture drawings appear to be in pencil--mainly charcoal gray. The drawings are detailed and lovely.
Emma the little girl who cannot sleep, has droopy-sleepy-round eyes and pinky cheeks. Emma tries everything to help her to sleep, she soon decides to count sheep. Her counting surpasses the 10 that she had hoped would help her to drift off to sleep. When she gets to the 108th sheep (he has a problem). Emma must help him, in order to help herself.
Emma, I understand where you are coming from...I too have problems sleeping.
There is a sweet slumber of a moral in this story; but if I told you I'd be steeling the joy of reading this to your little one.
I read this book to my granddaughter and she loved it, as do I.
Great bedtime book, great teaching lesson for children....and for adults as well!