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The Sleepy Rooster

The Sleepy Rooster

These illustrations are from the picture book 'The Sleepy Rooster', an Irish language book published by Futa Fata.
It tells the story of Cailin, the World's worst rooster for waking the farm. His late nights and insomnia are seriously frowned upon, threatening his place amongst his farmyard friends. But one night his nocturnal activities might just make up for his daytime doziness, and save the day for all his friends.

Cailin spots an unwanted guest in the night
Cailin raises the alarm
Cailin the rooster sleeps through the sunrise