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Let Me Sleep, Sheep! - Meg McKinlay

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

By: Meg McKinlay, Leila Rudge (Illustrator)

Paperback | 2 December 2020

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A hilarious picture book from award-winning picture book duo Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge.

When Amos starts counting sheep, there’s one thing he doesn’t quite count on … How’s he supposed to sleep when the sheep land – THUD! THUD! – in his bedroom?

This zany tale of bedtime shenanigans is the new picture book from the award-winning duo behind No Bears and Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros.

About the Author

Meg McKinlay is the author of eighteen books ranging from picture books and young adult fiction through to poetry for adults. Raised in central Victoria, in a TV- and car-free household, Meg was a bookish kid, in love with words and excited by dictionaries. On the long and winding path to becoming a children’s writer, she has worked a variety of jobs including swim instructor, tour guide, translator and teacher. Meg is now a full-time writer and lives near the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia, where she is always busy cooking up more books.

About the Illustrator

Leila Rudge was born in England. She moved to Australia after completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University. Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating. In 2012, her book No Bears (written by Meg McKinlay) was short-listed for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year award in both the Picture Book and Early Childhood categories. Her first picture book as both author and illustrator, Ted, was a CBCA Notable Book. In 2017 her second book as author-illustrator, Gary, was short-listed for the CBCA awards.
Industry Reviews
"Let Me Sleep, Sheep! feels like a soft wooly cuddle, perfect for naptime, bedtime or anytime you want to giggle, snuggle and snooze."
CBCA: Reading Time Blog

"A delightful picture book from two of Australia's picture book masters, Let Me Sleep, Sheep! is sure to become a classic."
Kids Book Review

"This book is an absolute stunner"

"Part of the beauty of Leila Rudge's illustration lies in its meticulous detail; a trove to be gleaned in further readings."
Magpies Magazine

"A whimsical picture book perfect for children aged from four through to primary-school age, this book puts the 'baa' into bedtime."
Books and Publishing

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