I like to sleep
Any time, any place, any how
Most dogs are pretty good sleepers. I understand that dogs tend to sleep about 14 hours a day. If they have nothing better to do. We can drop and sleep or jump up and go – whatever circumstances call for. I don’t know of any dog night owls. Even our Dogzilla pup sleeps at night. All night. Every night.
But I guess not all critters are as flexible and adaptable as dogs. We recently read a really funny book about some sheep that couldn’t sleep. I don’t think sheep are very bright, when it comes down to it.
It begins –
Farmer Simpson works all day.
He plants his corn and beans and hay.
His feet get tired, his nose gets red.
At night, he likes to go to bed.
Farmer Simpson is a hard working gentleman. He deserves a good night’s rest. Most of his farm animals like their sleep, too. The cows and the pigs and the chickens all fall asleep like they should. But not those silly sheep! They find all kinds of excuses not to. Poor Farmer Simpson! It’s enough to make a guy weep! Those sheep who won’t sleep! What’s a man to do?! Well, I won’t tell you his secret. But, that farmer is one clever guy. He does come up with a cozy solution to the problem at hand.
My readers laughed a lot at those silly sheep! And at the silly illustrations of piles of cows and pigs and chickens snoozing and snoring away. The story itself is kind of like a Rhythmic lullaby. Those kids told me stories about putting their animals to bed at night. They all had dogs who slept with them in bed! That’s an excellent thing! Nobody had any sheep though, so I don’t know if this sleepless sheep thing is universal or not.
I know that my Mom Person sometimes doesn’t want to go to sleep at night. And I think there are some youngsters who have that same problem. This might be a good book to talk about those kinds of things. What do you need to get to sleep? Some hot cocoa? A cuddly teddy bear? A warm, cuddly dog? A lullaby?
Now I wish you a good night and sweet dreams