Sleep, Sheep!

Kids Can Press

Kerry Lyn Sparrow

Kerry is an elementary school teacher who lives on a farm in Antrim (blink and you’ll miss it!) in the Ottawa Valley with her husband, Neil, and their two young boys, Robert and Ole. A city girl most of her life, she has grown to love muddy creeks, rogue cows and, yes, even John Deere tractors. Sleep, Sheep! is Kerry’s first published book. She wrote the first draft of it in 2011, when she was teaching an amazing group of grade four students in Arnprior. The class, teacher included, would write for ten minutes a day about whatever topic inspired them in whichever form they chose. Between the poems, letters and newscasts the students came up with each day, Sleep, Sheep! was born. Kerry’s mom was the first to read Sleep, Sheep!, shortly before she passed away in 2014. Inspired by her mom’s faith in her ability as a writer, Kerry decided to submit her manuscript to a publisher. On a cold winter day, ice-skating with the kids in the barn (yes, the barn!), she got an email from Kids Can Press that began a new adventure for her as a published author. Kerry works hard each day to squeeze in a little bit of writing between her busy days in the classroom and her adventures with her own children. She is constantly inspired by the funny and crazy and amazing things that happen each day when you work with kids!


The Couch Potato, 2019

Sleep, Sheep!, 2018