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Where is the Green Sheep? [Hardcover]

Mem Fox , Judy Horacek
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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April 15 2004 SHEEP ADVENTURES
There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?
The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from beloved author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read.

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PreSchool-Grade 1-Basic beginning vocabulary is repeated in this easy-to-read rhyme about different kinds of sheep. Children will quickly catch on to the repetitive phrase, "But where is the green sheep?" until they reach the conclusion, where the green sheep is found asleep. Font size is "schoolbook" large and black. White space is prevalent, giving a clear, crisp look to the pages. Horacek's simple, ink-and-watercolor illustrations feature the frolicking sheep basking in the sun, skiing down a slide, playing in a band, etc.; their facial features show their antics as they sing joyously in the rain or shake at the base of the swimming pool's high dive. A welcome addition to the year's flock of easy-readers.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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PreS. "Here's the blue sheep. / And here is the red sheep. / Here is the bath sheep. / And here is the bed sheep. / But where is the green sheep?" Little ones will bounce with anticipation as the simple yet clever text takes them to visit one sheep and then another. The green sheep, however, is nowhere to be seen until the final spread, where he is found under a very green bush, fast asleep. Until the lost sheep turns up, children will have fun with the other sheep that make an appearance and perhaps, unbeknownst to them, also get lessons in colors and comparisons (the near sheep, the far sheep). In this neat and satisfying wedding of text and art, the squat, square format uses wool-white backgrounds to display much of the amusing pen-and-watercolor pictures. As for the sheep themselves, Horacek has concocted simply lined happy animals, whose wool is indicated by dozens of curlicues. Laughs and interactive play will ensue among readers and listeners, alone or in groups. Ilene Cooper
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Jan. 7 2014
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Perfect for ages 3+
Great Aussie book, lots of fun to read to a group of children :) Good for learning opposites and colours.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book April 10 2013
By JhWoods
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Great little book to teach small kids about colours! The illustrations are cute and the story rhymes. My kids love this book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great kids book Feb. 11 2013
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I bought this book for my 18 month old daughter and she loves it, so does my 3 year old. Cute drawings, sturdy construction, mean its going to get read alot and standup to the abuse.
Good story for teaching opposites.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Read it again and again Feb. 5 2013
By Cee Ess TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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The best way to rate a kids book is too see if kids like it. This one gets top marks from our kids. The story is a wonderful way to introduce young children ages 2-5 to colours, words and emotions. And best of all, it ends with the concept of sleeping - perfect for a bedtime story. This book was given to our children and we bought it for another child because we didn't want to part with our copy. Love it. Good price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Story Time Again... May 30 2011
By Reader Writer Runner TOP 50 REVIEWER
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The summary on the back page of Where Is the Green Sheep? reads: "The story of many different sheep, and one who appears to be missing." I couldn't have said it better myself! As well as teaching about opposites, this book has humour, mystery and sweet, whimsical illustrations.
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