A hilarious picture book from award-winning picture book duo Meg McKinlay and Leila Rudge.

When Amos starts counting sheep, there’s one thing he doesn’t quite count on … How’s he supposed to sleep when the sheep land – THUD! THUD! – in his bedroom?

This zany tale of bedtime shenanigans is the new picture book from the award-winning duo behind No Bears and Once Upon A Small Rhinoceros.


Meg McKinlay is an award-winning author of picture books and children’s fiction. She lives with her family near the ocean in Fremantle, Western Australia. Her most recent novel, A Single Stone, won the Prime Minister’s Literary Award, the Aurealis Award and the Queensland Literary Award, and was short-listed for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award and the Children’s Book Council Book of the Year Award. www.megmckinlay.com

Leila Rudge was born in England. She moved to Australia after completing an Illustration Degree at Bath Spa University. Creating tiny characters for books is her favourite part of illustrating. In 2012, her book No Bears(written by Meg McKinlay) was short-listed for the CBCA Picture Book of the Year award in both the Picture Book and Early Childhood categories. Her first picture book as both author and illustrator, Ted, was a CBCA Notable Book. In 2017 her second book as author-illustrator, Gary, was short-listed for the CBCA awards.


Let me sleep, sheep feels like a soft wooly cuddle, perfect for naptime, bedtime or anytime you want to giggle, snuggle and snooze.

CBCA: Reading Time Blog

A delightful picture book from two of Australia’s picture book masters, Let Me Sleep, Sheep! is sure to become a classic.

Kids Book Review

This book is an absolute stunner


Part of the beauty of Leila Rudge’s illustration lies in its meticulous detail; a trove to be gleaned in further readings.

Magpies Magazine

A whimsical picture book perfect for children aged from four through to primary-school age, this book puts the ‘baa’ into bedtime.

Books and Publishing

a fun-filled story… another winner that will engage and enthral

The Bottom Shelf

Children with a sense of the ridiculous will enjoy the book’s original and amusing storyline and the outrageous impudence of the sheep. The lovely illustrations with the silly looking sheep add to the pleasure of reading this book.

CBCA: Reading Time

Let me Sleep, Sheep is a clever and fun take on counting sheep from one of our favourite authors.

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