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The sheep won’t let Bo sleep in this hilarious tale of what can go wrong when the sheep you count run amok the night before the first day of school.

Anxious for the first day of school, Bo just wants to fall asleep so he’ll be ready for the day. But when he tries counting sheep, the sheep get bored and scatter, and chaos ensues: “Sheep 5 snags a lunch bag and makes a strange creature. 6 swallows the apple Bo picked for his teacher. Sheep 7 grips scissors, and piece after piece, she snips and she clips, and she trims the flock’s fleece.” Children can count along with Bo as he finds the 10 mischievous sheep misbehaving throughout the house. With a house full of sheep and a mess to clean, will Bo get enough sleep before his big day?

With 10 out-of-control sheep and the beleaguered Bo, this action-packed story will provide comic relief for anyone who might be a little nervous about the first day of school.

Meet The Author: Dawn Young

Dawn Young is the author of four picture books, including the Night Baafore series with WorthyKids. She has a degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA; she worked for many years for a large aerospace company. Her technical education, background, and experience have inspired her to write STEM stories that teach and entertain. Dawn is an active member of SCBWI and many other children’s writing groups. She lives in Glendale, Arizona.


Kenneth Anderson is an illustrator and character designer based in the UK. He has worked in games development, animation, and character and set design for children’s television shows, in addition to illustration work. He has fond childhood memories of playing games like Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle, reading Calvin and Hobbes and watching Ninja Turtles and Wallace and Gromit. He channels these early influences into his work, focusing on creating story- and character-driven pieces with a bit of humor and some occasional wackiness to boot. Kenneth lives in Glasgow, UK.
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