Lots of Lambs

Lots of Lambs

by Laura Numeroff
     
 
“Happy lambs, / grumpy lambs, / Lambs in a coat. / Grandpa lambs, / Baby lambs, / Lambs on a boat.” 
 
Jaunty rhymes make for excellent read-alouds on their own, but add flaps to flip and textures to touch and storytime success is inevitable. Lynn Munsinger’s colorful lambs in contrasting situations (indoors/outdoors, for instance)

Overview

“Happy lambs, / grumpy lambs, / Lambs in a coat. / Grandpa lambs, / Baby lambs, / Lambs on a boat.” 
 
Jaunty rhymes make for excellent read-alouds on their own, but add flaps to flip and textures to touch and storytime success is inevitable. Lynn Munsinger’s colorful lambs in contrasting situations (indoors/outdoors, for instance) help reinforce the concept of opposites. A great choice for fans of Matthew Van Fleet’s Tails!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Frequent collaborators Numeroff and Munsinger team up to show a flock of anthropomorphic lambs at work, at play, and at rest, aided by a bevy of interactive components. Numeroff's verse doesn't skip a beat ("Outdoor lambs,/ Indoor lambs,/ Lambs on the phone./ Singing lambs,/ Quiet lambs,/ Lambs all alone"), and Munsinger gives the ovine cast ample personality (one of the quiet lambs angrily shushes the other, while the "lambs all alone" hide behind bushes and trees, reading, writing, and napping). It's the sort of infectious book that kids will be memorizing within a few readings and helping adults complete the rhymes. Up to age 3. (Nov.)
From the Publisher

"The sort of infectious book that kids will be memorizing within a few readings and helping adults complete the rhymes."
Publishers Weekly

"A sturdy interactive book about a flock of playful lambs . . . There's enough glitter, shiny surface and sweetly expressive farm animals to occupy a small child time and again."
New York Times Online

Kirkus Reviews
This insipid ovine litany pairs a monotonous, uninspired rhyme with poorly designed extras and bland scenes of clothed sheep at play. Singly or in groups, the partly dressed woolly baa-baas in Munsinger's illustrations adopt unimaginative, low-energy poses to demonstrate a long succession of "Morning lambs, / Nighttime lambs, / Lambs in a plane. // Sitting lambs, / Standing lambs, / Lambs in the rain," and so on, and on. Additions to the right sides of each spread provide some interaction. Flaps with easily torn hinges, for instance, allow the die-cut "plane" (which isn't even printed on both sides) to move slightly more than an inch; there are also a "snowlamb" coated in blue-grayish sparkly plastic in a winter scene and a kite with a limp segment of real string in a spring scene. A possibility for bedtime use, considering the soporific verse and routine (at best) "enhancements." (Novelty. 2-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547402062
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
11/06/2012
Pages:
20
Sales rank:
711,121
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 2 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
"The sort of infectious book that kids will be memorizing within a few readings and helping adults complete the rhymes."
Publishers Weekly

"A sturdy interactive book about a flock of playful lambs . . . There's enough glitter, shiny surface and sweetly expressive farm animals to occupy a small child time and again."
New York Times Online

Meet the Author

Laura Numeroff is the author of many books for young children, including If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, What Mommies Do Best/What Daddies Do Best, and The Jellybeans and the Big Dance. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Lynn Munsinger has illustrated more than ninety books for children, many written by her frequent collaborator, Helen Lester. She lives in Vermont.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Brentwood, California
Date of Birth:
July 14, 1953
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Education:
B.F.A. with honors, Pratt Institute, 1975; attended Parsons College, 1975
Website:
http://www.lauranumeroff.com

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