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This imaginative, funny counting book told in rhyme will delight young readers with its silly, offbeat storyline and amusing cast of characters.

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"Farmer Sam owns 10 sheep. At bedtime, he needs to make sure they are all safe, but the counting of sheep works its famous magic: ' 'One... two... three... four...'/ That's as far as/ he got before he/ started to snore.' Sam's sleepiness does not amuse the ewes, who lean against a long pillow, to either side of the snoozing shepherd. ' 'He always does that!'/ 'It's not that hard to count sheep!'/ 'Is there something about us that puts him to sleep?' ' they ask one another. Meanwhile, in vertical panels along the page margins, a snickering wolf prepares to drop in. When the wolf knocks on the door, wearing a woolly costume, Sam rousts himself and assumes it's one of his herd. His desperate flock must find a way to keep him awake until he sees they're all accounted for, and a gatefold shows them staging a brisk one-to-10 performance. Kelly (I Hate Everyone) works from a sturdy premise, but her rhyme's meter often misses a beat. Ayto (The Witch's Children) nicely develops the suspense, cutting from the lethargic farmer to the anxious sheep to the grinning wolf. His visual sequences, goggle-eyed sheep caricatures and saturated watercolor palette of charcoal gray, turquoise and fuchsia on snowy white (even a Mondrian canvas on Sam's wall) strongly recall Satoshi Kitamura's graphics and humor. Despite some derivative elements and bumpy rhymes, this book generates excitement with the tried-and-true sheep vs. wolf formula. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"When a page folds out for the sheep's onstage debut, children will be ready to cheer (and count) these strange-looking but definitely lovable creatures." Booklist

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Immy, February 3, 2007 (view all comments by Immy)
I think this is a extremaly good book as even as an adult you can read this and laugh like a child once again.
The idea of a wolf dressing up as a sheep and having the sheep convince the shepard sam that the sheeps a fake is great as it is humerous and a great for reading to your children at bedtime.
I think the book is amazing for young or old, and it definatley deserves at least a four!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781561453788
Author:
Mij Kelly and Russell Ayto
Publisher:
Peachtree Publishers
Illustrator:
Ayto, Russell
Author:
Kelly, Mij
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Counting
Subject:
Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Dimensions:
9.94x11.06x.43 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
04-08

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Product details pages Peachtree Publishers - English 9781561453788 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Farmer Sam owns 10 sheep. At bedtime, he needs to make sure they are all safe, but the counting of sheep works its famous magic: ' 'One... two... three... four...'/ That's as far as/ he got before he/ started to snore.' Sam's sleepiness does not amuse the ewes, who lean against a long pillow, to either side of the snoozing shepherd. ' 'He always does that!'/ 'It's not that hard to count sheep!'/ 'Is there something about us that puts him to sleep?' ' they ask one another. Meanwhile, in vertical panels along the page margins, a snickering wolf prepares to drop in. When the wolf knocks on the door, wearing a woolly costume, Sam rousts himself and assumes it's one of his herd. His desperate flock must find a way to keep him awake until he sees they're all accounted for, and a gatefold shows them staging a brisk one-to-10 performance. Kelly (I Hate Everyone) works from a sturdy premise, but her rhyme's meter often misses a beat. Ayto (The Witch's Children) nicely develops the suspense, cutting from the lethargic farmer to the anxious sheep to the grinning wolf. His visual sequences, goggle-eyed sheep caricatures and saturated watercolor palette of charcoal gray, turquoise and fuchsia on snowy white (even a Mondrian canvas on Sam's wall) strongly recall Satoshi Kitamura's graphics and humor. Despite some derivative elements and bumpy rhymes, this book generates excitement with the tried-and-true sheep vs. wolf formula. Ages 4-8. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "When a page folds out for the sheep's onstage debut, children will be ready to cheer (and count) these strange-looking but definitely lovable creatures."
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