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  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760896768
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $14.99

Ten Sleepy Sheep

A perfect bedtime book for small children, introducing the concept of counting down from ten.

Sweet Slumber in the Australian Bush

Ten sleepy sheep walk back to the shed … 9 sleepy pups settle in bed …

Night-time has fallen and the farm is asleep, time for you to count your sheep.
Count along with our baby animals as a farm in the Australian bush goes to sleep.


An Artist’s Lullaby

This wonderful new counting book introduces your child to the world of numbers in a warm, down-to-earth Australian setting. From baby animals and vibrant flora to the gorgeous night sky, the illustrations bring the Australian bush right into your child's bedtime routine—setting the stage for a soothing journey to sleep.

What Will Your Child Learn?

* Counting Skills: A gentle way to introduce counting down from ten.
* Animal Knowledge: Learn about native and farm animals in Australia.
* Bedtime Routine: Perfect for winding down and getting ready for bed.

The Perfect Keepsake

Renée Treml brings you more than just a counting book. With its durable board pages, this masterpiece is crafted to withstand enthusiastic readings by tiny hands. It's an experience that educates and enthralls, night after peaceful night.
  • Published: 4 August 2020
  • ISBN: 9781760896768
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Board Book
  • Pages: 24
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Renee Treml

Renée Treml was inspired by Australia’s wildlife and native birds after moving from the USA to Australia in 2007. She loves to create artworks that highlight the subtle details of nature with delicacy and humour. Renée’s books have won or been listed for awards including the CBCA Crichton Award for New Illustrator, Speech Pathology Book of the Year and the Environment Award for Children’s Literature. Renée’s illustrations are featured on a variety of products, including stationery, ceramics and fine art prints.

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Praise for Ten Sleepy Sheep

A very cute little bedtime board book, especially for very young readers. A lovely, gentle read-aloud with simple, sleepy illustrations.

Margaret Hamilton, Pinerolo newsletter

Renee’s books are always beautiful with their gentle and heart-warming illustrations and this lovely counting book is no exception . . . What a beautiful bedtime book this is and will no doubt be requested time and again. A gorgeously sleepy-time book perfect for babies upwards.

Sue Warren, Just So Stories

Highly recommended. In a gentle rhythmic narrative that reads aloud beautifully, the young child is invited to count backwards from ten, looking at the animals that could be found on a farm . . . This is a lovely, gentle board book that will be appreciated at bedtime as the young child is soothed to sleep.

Pat Pledger, ReadPlus

With black and white animals on beautiful, muted background colours, the book uses gentle rhyme to count down from ten sheep to one sleepy joey. The book is printed on beautiful, glossy card and is sure to make a wonderful enduring present for babies.

Pamela Ueckerman, Reading Time

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