Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The 108th Sheep
A story about thinking outside the box, this lovely book is about a young girl named Emma who tries the age-old trick of counting sheep in order to fall asleep. She thinks counting 10 will do the trick, but to her amazement, she makes it to 108! Strangely enough, the poor 108th sheep has some personal trials that hinder the counting process, but little Emma comes up with a creative solution that solves everyone's problems.
This book was a delightful read. The story is charming and the graphite and watercolor illustrations are wistful, delicate, and beautiful--they complement each other perfectly. Ayano Imai's line quality is delicious over the creamy ribbed paper. Read this book and take a new look at how to count sheep.