Ba Ba Sheep Wouldn't Go to Sleep

Dennis Panek, Author
Dennis Panek, Author Orchard Books (NY) $13.95 (32p) ISBN 978-0-531-05776-6
Reviewed on: 09/01/1988
Release date: 09/01/1988
A spare and straightforward text combines with slyly humorous full-color pencil drawings for a wonderfully funny picture book. Ba Ba stays up all night playing in his room. Just as he's about to close his eyes for a brief nap, it's time for school. Ba Ba struggles through the familiar routine of a first grader's day only to collapse after barely touching his dinner. The scenes of Ba Ba dozing in the classroom and lunch room, sleeping on the swings, collapsed in a heap during story time or slumped over his desk at dismissal are all the more hilarious in juxtaposition with the text's deadpan irony. Ages 2-6. (September)
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