Counting Ovejas

Counting Ovejas Cover

Counting Ovejas

By Sarah Weeks; David Diaz (Illustrator)

Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689867507, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2006

Description
"Una oveja blanca. /
One white sheep.
Adios, oveja blanca /
Good-bye, white sheep "
What do you do when you can't sleep? Count sheep in Spanish and English, of course But what happens when those rascally sheep get a little "too" close for comfort? Well, if you're anything like the sleepy little hero in this clever tale, you might just tire yourself out trying to get rid of them
From the talented duo of Sarah Weeks and Caldecott Medalist David Diaz, "Counting Ovejas" is the perfect way to say good night (and learn colors and numbers) in English and in Spanish.


About the Author
Sarah Weeks is an author, singer, and songwriter. Her many books for young readers include the My First I Can Read Book Splish, Splash!, illustrated by Ashley Wolff, and the I Can Read Books Mac and Cheese, Baa-Choo!, Pip Squeak, and Drip, Drop, all illustrated by Jane Manning. She lives in upstate New York.

David Diaz has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including "Smoky Night" by Eve Bunting, for which he was awarded the Caldecott Medal; "The Wanderer" by Sharon Creech, which received a Newbery Honor; and "Diego: Bigger Than Life" by Carmen T. Bernier-Grand, a Pura Belpre Honor Award winner. An illustrator and graphic designer for more than twenty-five years, he is also a painter and an accomplished ceramic artist. Mr. Diaz lives in Carlsbad, California.