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That fun flock is raring for a rugged hiking adventure. Rapid rhythm, rhyme, and colorful illustrations make this a perfect introduction to poetry. "Fans of Shaw's silly sheep will flock to this . . . woolly adventure. . . . A rambunctious outing with riotous results." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780395816585
ISBN-10: 0395816580
Format: Paperback
(205mm x 204mm x 5mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Houghton Mifflin Juvenile Books
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date: 14-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States


US Kirkus Review » In their sixth appearance, Shaw's six insouciant sheep bumble their way through an expedition featuring the usual trials and mishaps of novice hikers (steep climbs, briars, arguing about the trail, a bog, getting lost). Each sheep is given a distinctive character in Apple's disarmingly soft color-pencil illustrations; and Shaw's deft wordplay should tickle young ears and propel the action ("Trees and bushes soon grow thicker./Where's the trail? Sheep bicker...Thorns dig. Prickers snag./Sheep zig. Sheep zag"). The thorns, after all, are some help: After a friendly moose helps "Sheep climb out of the slime," they find tufts of their own wool marking their way home. Both preschoolers and newly independent readers will chortle at the antics of these charmingly silly and sensible sheep. (Kirkus Reviews)

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