NYS Sheep And Wool Festival Contest/Giveaway for Can’t Sleep Without Sheep

[To all my regular devoted readers, this post is a special one for the NYS Sheep And Wool Festival and you may read it or skip it as you wish :)]

Come Join The Fun At The 2013 New York State Sheep And Wool Festival!!!
October brings fresh apples, autumn leaves, and the NYS Sheep And Wool Festival at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY!
Come join me on Saturday October 19 from 11-3, with a special story time at 12:15 when I’ll read Can’t Sleep Without Sheep!
While you’re waiting for the Sheep & Wool Festival to get here, you can do something fun!
In Can’t Sleep Without Sheep, Ava has a hard time falling asleep so she counts sheep.  But she has to count them so many times that they get tired and quit!  Ava has to find something else to count instead!
illustration copyright Mike Wohnoutka 2009
For a chance to win a free, signed copy of Can’t Sleep Without Sheep, you can do one of two fun things!
1.  On a piece of paper, write down what animal Ava could count instead of sheep and why it would be a good choice for falling asleep.
2. Draw a picture of an animal Ava could count!  (You can draw on your own piece of paper or use this free downloadable page)
Bring your entry with you to the Merritt Bookstore booth in Building B on Saturday October 19 by 1 PM (but come at 12:15 if you want to hear the story!)  Please make sure your name is on your entry.  After the story, we will randomly choose one winner to receive a free, signed copy of the book.  You must be present to win.
My friend, Iza Trapani, will also be at the festival reading her delightful book, Baa Baa Black Sheep!  Please visit her site for a chance to win a book from her, and be sure to come see her at the festival on Saturday between 9 and 12:30 or on Sunday from 10-5!
If you’re excited to share you entry ideas or drawings, you are welcome to post them in the comment section below.  You can also take a picture of your drawing and email it to me at susanna[at]susannahill[dot]com and I will be glad to add it to this post so visitors can enjoy your artwork!
Have fun writing and drawing!  I look forward to seeing you at the festival!

25 thoughts on “NYS Sheep And Wool Festival Contest/Giveaway for Can’t Sleep Without Sheep

  1. Kimberly says:

    Best wishes to you for a fantastic reading of your book for story time! My daughters and I love reading this book, and not just at bedtime. I imagine you'll have a lot of children entranced by the story 🙂

  2. Teresa Robeson says:

    While I won't be there, I sure wish I could be! I have a yarn (and fabric) obsession. 😉 Hope you sell lots of copies of Can't Sleep Without Sheep, Susanna! Every fiber artist should own a copy…like I do!

  3. nrhatch says:

    Love that sheep in the bottom shot! Have a great time at the festival and during the reading at the bookstore.

    If I lived 1200 miles farther north, I would swing by!

  4. Rosi says:

    I am a graduate of Dutchess Community College, but that was about 46 years ago and we haven't been back since. I wish I could go to the festival, but it is a loooooong way from Sacramento. This book sounds really cute. I will definitely be checking it out. Thanks for telling me about it. Have fun at the festival. Dutchess County is gorgeous this time of year.

  5. Tracy Campbell says:

    Hi Susanna, Yes. I left a similar message on Iza's page.

    Oh how I wish I lived in New York. Just think, I could meet two of my
    favorite authors. You and Iza. And sheep are my most favorite
    animals. My house is full of sheep (not real ones) and spinning wheels
    of every size and shape imaginable. I have your book, but I shall
    be buying a copy of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.

    You too inspire the writer in me.

    P.S. Don't have too much fun. Baaahhhhaaa

  6. Pamela Courtney says:

    How I wish I could come. I've never been to an event like this before and the pictures I (well someone traveling with me who doesn't still have a nearly inoperable flip phone) could take pictures of everything! I wish ewe weren't so baaaashful. Ewe'd be a great surprise to my class.

  7. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    So it's guinea pigs, eh? What about groundhogs! Cute, furry, sweet little groundhogs???!!! You should come join us, Mike! Even though your book isn't about sheep, it is about Thanksgiving in the olden days when they did lots of canning and stuff, and there's plenty of that going on at Sheep & Wool – jams, preserves, fruit butters, and that other stuff – um, chutney! whatever that is 🙂 Also, Sarah probably had to knit her own woolen underdrawers. Think about that!


  8. Lauri Meyers says:

    Smart thinking! Were you attending the sheep festival anyhow, or did you come up with the idea to promote at sheep based activities?
    I love listening to sheep. They don't really go “baa, baa.” It's more of an ummmmbleahhh. Can you verify the spelling of that onomatopoeia with the sheep when you are there?

  9. Susanna Leonard Hill says:

    I've actually been to the Sheep & Wool Festival twice before with Can't Sleep. It's just so fun, and such an obvious link up. As for the spelling of your onomatopoeia, it just so happens I have a sheep right here. Woolliam? I say, Woolliam?! He's sleeping. Ava kept him up so late last night. WOOLLIAM!!!….. He says you spelled it perfectly 🙂

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