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Counting Sheep

Counting Sheep

Written by Julie Glass
Illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Random House, 2000
Easy Reader, 32 pages
Ages 4-8
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-375-90619-0
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-375-80619-3

Awards & Good Things

  • A Scholastic Book Club Selection

Book Description

What do you do if you can’t sleep? Count sheep! That’s what the restless hero of this rollicking tale does. And when sheep don’t work, he counts kangaroos by twos and monkeys by threes. But when he gets to bees by fours, the animals run amok! Then it’s a countdown to dream time.

Counting Sheep illustration by Mike Wohnoutka


“Wohnoutka’s illustrations, pleasing paintings that ably balance fantasy and humor, group the animals cleverly for ease in counting. Good fun as well as good practice for math and reading skills.”


“… charming illustrations of plump, smiling animals are depicted in warm, glowing colors, just right for the lamp-lighted nighttime setting.”

Children's Literature

“This is an easy reader that preschoolers will enjoy while being introduced to counting and numbers. A young boy counts sheep and other animals when he can’t sleep. The illustrations and rhyming text will delight!”

Parent Council