Teaching Children's Literature

“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis

Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep!


Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep! Written and illustrated by Mo Willems. HarperCollins Publishers. c. 2010, 32pp.

Synopsis: Cat the Cat is alerting other animals that it’s late and time to sleep. She informs sheep, pig, giraffe, crab, horse, and shark. When she finds owl, she realizes he doesn’t need reminding because owl does not sleep at night.

Reading Level: Beginner Reader (Lexile unknown)

Rationale for Use in the Classroom
: Beginning readers will enjoy the repetition in this book as well as the fun animal characters.

CCSS Connection: This book ties in well with almost any of the kindergarten and first grade standards. Specifically, it seems to fit well with standards 1-3, which highlight identifying key ideas and details.

-Jill Croy


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This entry was posted on June 10, 2013 by in Beginner Readers/ Early Readers and tagged , , .

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