A book for
bedtime reading, this tongue-twisting and somewhat mind-bending story will
delight and entertain parents and children alike.
With its wonderful
wordplay and tricky tangles, it’s not for the faint-hearted! However, it
definitely IS for those who enjoy playful language and a laugh.
‘Do you think the sleepy sheep will sleep on top of
this wild and windy hill?
Baah! No-o-o, this windy hill is far too high and wild
for a sleepy sheep to sleep on!’
illustrations alike are playful, evocative and very endearing. Our main sheep is delightfully, typically
woolly and cuddly looking but oh so very tired – and we really just want it to
find somewhere nice to settle in for the night.
colour palette is friendly for night-time standards, with gorgeous hues of
darker blue and green that imbue the landscapes with beauty and mystery. A
wider cast of interesting and sometimes shady characters suggest a little bit
of danger and a lot of laughing!
As with all
good bedtime books, the ending is delightfully soothing and very satisfying.
Title: Where Will The Sleepy Sheep Sleep?
Author: David Metzenthen
Illustrator: Jonathan Bentley
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, $19.99
Publication Date: 29 August 2023
For ages: 3 – 7
Type: Picture Book