Go to Sleep, Sheep! is a cute bedtime board book for toddlers and preschoolers. The book design mimics a barn with doors wide open and inviting you in. The cover features adorable sheep family and raised glitter elements such as the moon and the book title
In this story, we first find this family of sheep getting ready for bed. However, the young sheep just aren’t ready for bed. Page after page we read through they find some sort of excuse as to why they should stay up. A few reasons listed include needing one more drink of water, having a tickle fight, reading another story, and so forth. As a parent, I’ve heard most of these reasons to stay up from my own three children!
The story is written in rhyme so it flows pretty well when reading it aloud. My little one loved repeating the phrase “Go To Sleep Sheep” at the end of each page. After all the excuses and reasons to stay up are through, the sheep cuddle with their mom, say their prayers, and they drift off to sleep much like the child listening to this story should. I love the last page that shows all the animals on the farm asleep together in the barn.
The imagery is very nice. The pages feature full-color full illustrations of scenes you’d likely see on most farms. Aside from the sheep family, there are horses, cows, chickens, pigs, cats, mice, and goats to see and point out to children while reading the story.
Note that God is only mentioned once in this book when the sheep pray to thank Him for the day. There is no scripture included.
Overall, this is a playful story and a fun one to include in a nightly routine especially if your child loves farm animals and the country.