Ser parte de un rebaño es fácil, solo hay que hacer lo que hace el resto. Pero la oveja Cuatro se aburre y decide no seguir a las demás. ¿Podrá dormir Miguel, el niño que las cuenta al irse a la cama?
*Libro seleccionado por New York Public Library dentro de la lista de "Los mejores libros para pequeños 2023".
A Miguel le cuesta dormir. Cada noche cuenta ovejas que saltan una valla. Primero salta la oveja Una, luego Dos, Tres y así hasta que Miguel se duerme. Pero una noche, la oveja Cuatro dice que está cansada de saltar. “¡No! ¡No! ¡Y no!”, grita cuando la intentan convencer. ¿Qué pueden hacer las demás ovejas del rebaño?
------------ Being part of a flock is easy, you just have to do what the others do. But when Sheep Four decides not to follow the others, how will Miguel, the boy counting sheep, get to sleep? *Book selected by The New York Public Libraryin the list “Best Books for Kids 2023”.
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 starts 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?
Margarita del Mazo is a writer and storyteller who is greatly admired in Spain. She has almost
twenty books to her name, many of which have been translated into other
languages. Among them are the bestsellers Camuñas and The Flock (El rebaño in Spanish), winning the Madrid Booksellers Guild Award and the Miami
Cuatrogatos Foundation Award for best illustrated children’s book.
Guridi is an artist from Sevilla (Spain). Since 1995, he’s worked and
experimented professionally almost every aspect of design, image and
advertisement. He’s published over seventy books. His work is highly
valued in Spain, while also being recognized abroad. His books have been
published in USA, France, Germany, Italy, Libano… He currently combines
his work as teacher with his career as a children’s book illustrator.
Guridi is an artist from Sevilla (Spain). Since 1995, he’s worked and experimented
professionally almost every aspect of design, image and advertisement.
He’s published over seventy books. His work is highly valued in Spain,
while also being recognized abroad. His books have been published in
USA, France, Germany, Italy, Libano… He currently combines his work as
teacher with his career as a children’s book illustrator.
"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.
The allegory-based plot in first-person narration shows a sheep that does not want to comply with predetermined rules established without her input. Out-of-the-box thinking could lead to the solution that everyone seeks. An open ending will elicit curiosity and reflection from readers. The art is set in a mixture of spreads and single-page illustrations that highlight the main characters, utilizing a green pasture over a white background as a unifying element throughout. – School Library Journal
New York Public Library: Los mejores libros para pequeños 2023.