Published: 30 June 2017
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Category: Picture Book
Sammy Jo counts ten sheep to put her to sleep, but tonight, ten more sheep appear. The new sheep are creating a ruckus. Sammy Jo has to find a way to calm the sheep down, count twenty sheep, and ensure everyone is happy so they can get a good night’s sleep.
Suggested age range for readers: 5-8
Rating: 4 Stars
Sammy Jo, who is used to counting 10 sheep in order to get to sleep, is confused one night when 20 sheep show up! What will she do?
This book was a cute bedtime story. The art reminded me a bit of Dr. Seuss stories, which my son loves, due in part to the fact that the sheep were polka doted and striped. I personally thought it was a good dream-like style, with the drawings of Sammy Jo reminding me more than a little of the old-fashioned Strawberry Shortcake. A great nostalgic touch because that was one of my favorites growing up.
Kamra’s story also has a good message about not everyone being the same. When Sammy Jo is trying to find a home for the sheep, she suggests members of her family, but they all count different things to fall asleep (superheroes, handbags, and cars!). Sammy Jo, in the end, demonstrates a good sense of problem solving. She’s a smart little girl who didn’t give up when confronted with counting big numbers. Instead, she tried different solutions until arriving at the right one.
This is a good book for bedtime reading, as I mentioned at the beginning, both as a read aloud story from parent to child, and as one for a child to learn to read themselves as they get a bit older.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.