Farmer Brown Shears His Sheepby Teri Sloat, Nadine Bernard Westcott
"Farmer Brown was shearing sheep, piling up a snowy heap of wool that filled his shed, knee-deep..." But when the temperature drops, his shivering sheep see all their wool in sacksand "BAAA!" they cry. "WE WANT IT BACK!" Young listeners will enjoy chiming in on this hilarious read-aloud as Farmer Brown's sheep track down their wool. As the farmer goes form one… See more details below
"Farmer Brown was shearing sheep, piling up a snowy heap of wool that filled his shed, knee-deep..." But when the temperature drops, his shivering sheep see all their wool in sacksand "BAAA!" they cry. "WE WANT IT BACK!" Young listeners will enjoy chiming in on this hilarious read-aloud as Farmer Brown's sheep track down their wool. As the farmer goes form one neighbor to the next, his sheep discover how their fleece changes when it's cleaned, carded, spun into yarn, and dyed. Can they get it back? It's the tender-hearted Farmer Brown himself who comes up with the surprise solution. "Now each year, come shearing time, the sheep wait eagerly in line, to feel the clip and hear the buzz, and wear bright sweaters over fuzz."
Author Biography: Teri Sloat is no stranger to sheep and other farm animals; she and her husband have raised many themselves. Ms. Sloat is the author and illustrator of several picture books, in addition to having written two previous books about Farmer Brown. She lives with her husband and youngest daughter in Sebastopol, California.
Nadine Bernard Westcott has also raised sheep and lived through the process of making yarn from fleece. Her funny pictures can be found in countless popular picture books, including those about Farmer Brown. She lives on the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts.
- DK Publishing, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- 1 ED
- Product dimensions:
- 8.84(w) x 10.76(h) x 0.39(d)
- Age Range:
- 4 - 8 Years
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The illustrations in this book are colorful and captivating. Small readers appreciate the vivid illustrations, humor, and rhyme. Children will laugh out loud with this excellent book.
The rhyming and humor in this story is sure to please both children and adults alike. The illustrations are also quite humorous. I would recommend this to anyone.
There are other children's books telling how wool becomes clothing, but none so humorously and accurately as this one. I am a spinner and was delighted to find this story book, a charming marriage of amusing story, excellent illustrations and (mostly) realistic fiber handling. Lots of color and fun for all. I plan to use this book at spinning demonstrations before young groups.