The Flock

Being part of a flockis easy, you just have to do what the others do. But when Sheep Four decidesnot to follow the others, how will Mike, the boy counting sheep, get to sleep?

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Sleep, imagination, fun, behavior, following the crowd, free-thinking.
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Being a sheep is easy. All they have to do is graze, snooze and help people fall asleep now and again. Every person is assigned their own personal flock… The drill is always the same, first Sheep one jumps over the fence, then Sheep two followed by Sheep three and so forth.

When a little boy called Mike can’t sleep one night, he stars to count his personal flock.. Sheep One, Sheep Two, Sheep Three… but then something strange happens… Sheep four doesn’t want to jump!

How will Mike be able to get to sleep now?

  • Picture Book
  • Years: + 3 years
  • Size: 7 4/5 x 11 2/5 in
  • Product Form: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 978-84-19253-26-2
  • $ 17,99 / 15,90 €

Cartoon art outlined in black depicts green-dominated pasture scenes against white space offset by blue and dark gray tones for Mike’s sleepless setting, enhancing the amusing premise of this offbeat but heartening narrative. A humorous take on a long-standing tactic for combating insomnia. (Picture book. 5-8)


Throughout, plain backdrops provide human characters’ skin tones, and scribbly sketches by Guridi depict the rule-following animals with simple features and stick legs.

Publishers Weekly

“A singular picture book for curious kids who appreciate layers of meaning and reflection in their stories—and just the right amount of silliness”.

Starred review in School Library Journal.

Margarita del Mazo, beautifully dramatizes this quandary: that numbers are at once alike and wildly different.

Counting on Conversation. The New York Times

A nice story about standing out from the crowd. The illustrations are cute and expressive.

Kiss the Book Jr.

A fun twist on the traditional bedtime story.

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