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The 108th Sheep

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  79 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Emma cannot sleep a wink! She tries drinking warm milk and even reading lots of books, but Emma still cannot sleep. So she decides to count sheep to help fall asleep. All goes well until Emma reaches 108. Then, the 108thsheep doesn't appear. Emma, along with 109, 110 and all the following sheep must try to find a way to help 108 or none of them will get to sleep. Luckily E ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Tiger Tales (first published September 4th 2006)
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Dec 03, 2007 Ronster rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Grades K-1
Shelves: picture-books
Children's picture book. Emma has a hard time falling asleep, so she tries counting sheep. She counts up to 107 sheep, but something has happened to the 108th sheep. The illustrations in this book are fascinating, also the paper used in this book has great texture. Use in a unit about counting in the hundred's, nighttime or problem solving.
Jun 28, 2008 Kelly rated it really liked it
This is a really sweet bedtime story about a little girl that can't fall asleep. She decides to count sheep, only the 108th sheep can't seem to jump over her one will be able to go to sleep if he isn't up for the task. The book has really darling black & white illustrations.
Leeland Parten
Jan 04, 2017 Leeland Parten rated it it was amazing
The story is not sad but cute!
Sep 10, 2016 Paul rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens-lit
Imai's spare visual style and narrative simplicity give this story its push while leaving space for the reader's imagination. Emma's strategy for getting to sleep is commonly enough referred to—does anyone really count sheep?—but the narrative arc that includes a sheep who struggles to jump Emma's bed creates the situation that solves Emma's problem. Imai's use of the page (printed on textured stock) and each lined frame leaves lots of space to dream. I don't know whether younger readers will ge ...more
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Stef Rozitis
May 13, 2015 Stef Rozitis rated it liked it
Sweet likeable book about a theme most children would be able to relate to. It didn't make the earth move for me but I liked it and enjoyed the lively illustrations. I am happy to read this to children
Feb 19, 2008 Tricia rated it liked it
as emma tries to fall asleep, the 108th sheep cannot leap over her bed so she helps him by sawing a hole in the headboard for him...adorable. cool pictures.
Feb 16, 2016 Rachel rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Lovely presentation: the paper is gorgeous, the illustrations are sweet. The storyline is cute, but the prose is unengaging.
Mark Dewey
Mar 23, 2010 Mark Dewey rated it really liked it
Nice book. Interesting art. I picked this book out since 108 happened to be one of my favorite numbers (oddly enough). I liked it.
Jennifer Schultz
Feb 04, 2012 Jennifer Schultz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids
Love the story. Not too long & not too short. My daughter loves it before nap time. Helps that the character is her same name. Thanks Aunt Kerry. Perfect find
Miss Sarah
May 20, 2015 Miss Sarah rated it it was ok
Emma is counting sheep to sleep but the 108th sheep just wont jump over her bed. Large pictures and cute.
Kristin Sprague
Apr 22, 2012 Kristin Sprague rated it it was ok
Everyone has heard of counting sheep when you can't fall asleep, so this could start with a universal memory.
Feb 06, 2013 Teri rated it really liked it
Shelves: math
Good book! Cute story, nice illustrations and super math reinforcement for kids just learning numbers over 100. The feel of the paper made this book especially fun.
Jul 03, 2011 Jim rated it really liked it
a gentle book about falling asleep
Morbus Iff
Sep 09, 2011 Morbus Iff rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-to-kids
You guys never seemed to be a huge fan, but I always liked the story and artwork of this.
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Apr 21, 2014 Danielle rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
sleep / counting / gorgeous black and white illustrations on textured paper
Lauren Candia
Aug 13, 2016 Lauren Candia rated it it was amazing
Keywords: APIA, bedtime, sheep, perseverence, helping others succeed
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Kirsti Call
Mar 26, 2014 Kirsti Call rated it it was amazing
This story is delightfully creative.
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Born in London, England, in 1980, Ayano Imai spent much of her youth traveling the globe with her family. From 1986 to 1990, she lived in Japan then relocated to the United States, splitting time between Connecticut and Los Angeles. After returning to Japan in 1994, she studied Japanese painting, specifically mineral pigment painting, at Musashino Art University in Tokyo. While there, she develope ...more
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