Sheep Count Flowers

Sheep Count Flowers

Micaela Chirif


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If people count sheep to fall asleep, then…
what do sheep count?

Flowers, says this beautifully fanciful dream of a book. Sunflowers, roses, geraniums, jasmine. And there's lots of OTHER things you probably don't know about sheep…Sheep have neither pajamas nor pillows nor slippers. They tell bedtime stories about rhinoceroses and airplanes. They ONLY fly when they're sleeping, like butterflies circling the sun. In fact, there are sheep that sparkle in the dark like stars and fireflies.

Or are there?

Look closer at the light-as-a-laugh paintings by Amanda Mijangos, and you just might start wondering if all those adventurers are children in sheep's clothing!


Micaela Chirif:
Micaela Chirif is an award-winning Peruvian author of children's books and poetry. She has a degree in philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, as well as a Master's Degree in Books and Children's Literature from The Autonomous University of Barcelona. Among other awards, her picture books have won the A la Orilla del Viento picture book competition from the Spanish-language publishing house Fondo de Cultura Económica and three of her picture books were White Ravens selections. Micaela's books have been translated into Korean, Japanese, English, Portuguese, and French.