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Una oveja blanca. /
One white sheep.
¡Adiós, oveja blanca! /
Good-bye, white sheep!


What do you do when you can't sleep? Count sheep in Spanish and English, of course! But what happens when those rascally sheep get a little too close for comfort? Well, if you're anything like the sleepy little hero in this clever tale, you might just tire yourself out t...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (first published June 27th 2006)
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Lisa E
Weeks, S. & Díaz, D. (2006). Counting Ovejas. Atheneum Books for Young Readers.
School Library Journal (2006).
Counting Category

The bilingual picture book “Counting Ovejas” is a great read for children who are not able to fall asleep. It is funny how the boy tries to get rid of the sheeps when he wants to sleep. The book is very colorful and most of all it is a good way for kids to learn how to count. I would use the bilingual book for students who are early learners and need to practice cou...more
Maggie
CIP: "When increasing numbers of sheep in a rainbow of colors appear in a boy's bedroom as he tries to fall asleep, he must resort to more and more elaborate means of removing them."

Maggie: Anyone who has had difficulty falling asleep at night can sympathize with the little boy at the center of this story, who resorts to counting sheep in order to catch some shut-eye. As the number of sheep increases, the ways in which the boy removes them from his room become more and more humourous. The gorge...more
Lindsay
I used this as the participation story for a going to sleep-themed Spanish and bilingual story time. I love the artwork. The book is pretty simple--a little boy can't sleep so he counts different-colored sheep. It's a great story for young children to practice counting and name colors. The story can be read in English or Spanish. I used it as a Spanish story for bilingual story time, but when the kids gave me the "answers" (for example, 10 ovejas amarillas), I then asked them to say it in Englis...more
Asho
I have to be honest. If I was the one reviewing this book, I would probably give it 4 stars. However, I suspect my baby would give it 5 stars. :-) We read this during playtime yesterday, and it was the first book that he has ever tried to grab out of my hands to play with. He realized that he could turn the pages (well, more or less, he's only 5 months old) and once he realized that, he was hooked. We spent 15 minutes--eternity in baby time--flipping through the pages together as I read the bili...more
June
Sep 30, 2014 June rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: bedtime, colors and counting requests
My story time group really got into this. I don't know if several of them had seen it before at my co-workers story time. However, they were repeating the Spanish right after me (unfortunately mine is atrocious.)

A child counts various colored sheep and say adios to each group.
Paula
Counting sheep in Spanish and English and in different colors too. Great book for story time.
Christy Whitaker
This book offers repetition and color patterns (ex. 6 pink sheep, 7 purple sheep) for counting. The illustrations are vivid. Plus, it is bilingual. What a goldmine for a classroom. I would certainly use it to introduce counting in Spanish in a classroom. Counting sheep is a great way to connect math to everyday use- it makes math relevant.
Irina
In this book, a little girl counts different colored sheep before she goes to bed. This book is so simple with few words; it is a great read as a bed time story for a little one. This book can be used to teach colors as well as counting. Also, this book is bilingual, making it culturally diverse!
Mary
Un libro bilingue que enseña los colores y los números, con dibujos bellísimos. A bilingual book that teaches colors and numbers, with beautiful pictures. Although I question the inclusion of "turquoise" as a color young children will be able to identify.
Christine Turner
When increasing numbers of sheep in a rainbow of colors appear in a boy's bedroom as he tries to fall asleep, he must resort to more and more elaborate means of removing them. www.hcpl.net

This is a nice bedtime book.
Elizabeth
The perfect book for El Dia de los ninos! This book counts in Spanish and does color words in Spanish. The little girl is counting sheep/ovejas so that she can go to sleep. Loved it, loved it, loved it!
Katie Cunningham
This is a very gentle story good for toddlers, though I've used it with preschool as well. Count the sheep of different colors in Spanish and English before falling to sleep.
Elizabeth
This book is good for helping toddlers & preschoolers building vocabulary skills by counting the different colored sheep(rosa, marron, turques, violeta).
C.
Israel really loved this book. I think I might have to actually purchase a copy. It'a a fun little bilingual book. Teaches colors and numbers in Spanish
Bethe
Beautiful counting and color book in Spanish and English. Looking forward to reading it with the K & PreK students next week.
Claire
Good bilingual counting book for 0-3 years old, vocabulary and letter knowledge.
Kim
Counting and colors in English and Spanish. The sleeping sheep are adorable!
Emily
ECE/Kinder lullaby
numbers and colors in english and spanish
Dee
A really pretty book. Learn numbers and colors in Spanish.
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Sarah Weeks has been writing children’s books and songs for the past twenty years. She is a graduate of Hampshire College and NYU and recently became an adjunct faculty member in the prestigious Writing Program at the New School University, in New York City.

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