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{Review} Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck

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I received an electronic copy of Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck in exchange for a fair and honest review. This did not influence my opinions. This post contains affiliate links.

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Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck
Illustrated by Wilson Williams, Jr.

Publication Date: September 5, 2013


“Young Mary had a little lamb.
His name was Sheppard sheep,
And everywhere that Mary went
That sheep was sure to sleep.”

This is not your average Mother Goose nursery rhyme. In this hilarious parody, poor Mary has one very sleepy, slumbering, snoozing sheep named Sheppard and Mary’s mom is not happy.

Can Mary can keep her sleepy sheep awake?

Young readers will laugh along at Mary’s zany attempts, as she tries everything from spicy-hot fiestas to water fights. The humor is fast and fun in this easy to read rhyming adventure.

My Review

Mary had a Sleepy Sheep by Julia Dweck is a fun retelling of the classic Mary had a Little Lamb. In this story, Mary has a stubborn, sleepy sheep. No matter what she tries to keep him awake, nothing works. She tries loud instruments, spicy food and other fun antics. By the end of the story, Mary found a way to keep her sheep awake. Natalie laughed at the silly photos on each page. There were also a lot of fun activities at the end of the book.

I enjoyed reading this with my girls. This book is available for pre-order, and at just $3.19, it’s a bargain! I know this is one we will be reading over and over again.

About the Author

Julia Dweck writes children’s stories for digital and traditional publication. Her stories span the spectrum of humor, fantasy, and edutainment in rhyme and in prose. Check out her newest eBook, “Blucy,” a colorful romp and rhyming cat tale. Fun cat facts and a Blucy activity are included in this playful adventure.

Julia’s background in elementary education affords her the opportunity to be in touch with what children want to read and what makes them giggle. She’s collaborated with leading artists in the world of children’s literature to produce over 20 Amazon eBooks. Her titles have garnered placement on Amazon’s bestsellers in children’s color picture books multiple times with two #1 bestsellers: PIE-RITS and Zombie-Kids. These titles have been chosen by Amazon Editors for the prestigious “Kindle Daily Deal.” Many of Julia’s titles have earned placement on Amazon’s top ranked lists based on customer review. In her spare time, Julia is a designer of educational adjuncts for children’s literature, and has worked with such notable publishing houses as Penguin Young Readers. She presented at the 2011 National Center for Family Literacy for her creative use of technology in the classroom.

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