Duncan does not like going to sleep—and he’ll do anything to avoid it. Until one day, his mom has had enough of his stalling and leaves him to figure it out on his own. “Try counting sheep,” she suggests. Which actually turns out to be kind of fun. At first. But when it’s Sheep #68’s turn to jump over Duncan’s bed, he won’t. He needs a drink of water, he says. Then he has to go to the bathroom. Then he wants running shoes. Will Sheep #68 ever do what he’s supposed to? To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit. ly/2KRPIhS


  • Short-listed, Blue Spruce Award, Ontario Library Association 2020
  • Short-listed, Delaware Diamonds Award, Diamond State Reading Association 2019
  • Short-listed, Shining Willow Award, Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice Awards 2019
  • Short-listed, Jean Throop Book Award, IODE Ontario 2019
  • Winner, Best Books for Kids and Teens, starred selection, Canadian Children's Book Centre 2019


... a pleasure to read and a great addition to a read-aloud collection. —CM Magazine

... a funny story that will resonate with anyone who has been reluctant to go to sleep (or knows someone who has). —Resource Links

Kids and caregivers alike will get a kick out of this smart silliness. —Kirkus Reviews

While there is no shortage of picture books about counting sheep, this one offers an opportunity for inner reflection and humour, while its soothing neutral palette is perfect for tired eyes. —Quill & Quire