The creator of Duck at the Door and the other Max the Duck books here lends her dramatically shaded, personality-filled watercolor cartoons to this delightful bedtime rhyme by Geisel Honor Book author Karen Beaumont. One tired sheep wants nothing more than a good night's sleep. All is peaceful until—QUACK! Is that a duck at the barn door? And—BAAA!—now a goat? A pig? A cow? A horse? Animal sounds abound in Beaumont's rhythmic, soothing text for youngsters up to 6, while nothing beats Jackie Urbanovic's cozy, almost touchably soft pile of sleepy farm animals.
"Together, Urbanovic's comical watercolor illustrations and Beaumont's repetitive rhyming text manage to be both lively and soothing—the perfect combination to help energetic little ones blow off steam and settle down at bedtime."—Horn Book