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Let Me Sleep, Sheep! - Meg Mckinlay

Let Me Sleep, Sheep!

By: Meg Mckinlay, Leila Rudge (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2019
ISBN: 9781925381887
Number Of Pages: 32

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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.

  • Perfect for parents, grandparents and teachers to read aloud.
  • Children with a great sense of humour and love of the ridiculous will enjoy this book.
  • A laugh-out-loud read-aloud about a couple of crafty sheep who put a child through his paces.
About the Author

Meg McKinlay is an award-winning author of picture books and children’s fiction. She lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her most recent novel, A Single Stone, won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Aurealis Award and the Queensland Literary Award, and was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award and the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award.

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.

ISBN: 9781925381887
ISBN-10: 1925381889
Audience: Children
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 1st March 2019
Publisher: Walker Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 27.7 x 25.1  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.42

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Meg McKinlay

About the Author


Meg McKinlay grew up in Bendigo, Victoria, in a book-loving, TV- and car-free household. 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. She has a PhD in Japanese Literature and was formerly an academic at the University of Western Australia, where she taught Australian Literature, Japanese, and Creative Writing. These days, she lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle and spends most of her time cooking up books.

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