After a hug and kiss from Mama and Papa, Lena is cozy in her bed and ready for her sleep sheep to help her fall asleep. But the sheep refuse to line up and be counted!
"We're sca-a-a-a-red!" the sheep baa together. "There's a round monster in the window, making faces at us. He looks hungry and ready for a sheep snack."
Lena's sheep are afraid of the full moon shining through her window. Can clever Lena help these silly sheep overcome their fears so that she can get a good night's sleep?
About Anita Lobel
ANITA LOBEL is the illustrator of On Market Street written by Arnold Lobel, which was a Caldecott Honor Book. Books she has both written and illustrated include Alison's Zinnia; One Lighthouse, One Moon; 10 Hungry Rabbits; Lena's Sleep Sheep; and Nini Lost and Found, which was a Booklist Editors' Choice and a Horn Book Fanfare Best Book. Anita was awarded a National Book Honor Medal for her memoir, No Pretty Pictures.
Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2013: "A lovely 'Going-to-Bed Book' indeed."
Publishers Weekly, June 3, 2013: "Lobel’s (Nini Lost and Found) gouache and watercolor art adds to the story’s offbeat humor; the sheep’s vivid disguises include cat masks, tutus, sailor outfits, and more. An inventive and slightly raucous bedtime tale."