Sheep and Goat

Sheep and Goat

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by Marleen Westera
     
 

In this humorous storybook, Sheep and Goat bleat in their meadow all day long. Marleen Westera records these wooly quadrupeds' heated discussions about everything from earthly affairs to Goat's birthday and Sheep's family. Sylvia van Ommen's illustrations convey the stories using only a few strokes of the brush. She shows with limited means that however sheepish

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In this humorous storybook, Sheep and Goat bleat in their meadow all day long. Marleen Westera records these wooly quadrupeds' heated discussions about everything from earthly affairs to Goat's birthday and Sheep's family. Sylvia van Ommen's illustrations convey the stories using only a few strokes of the brush. She shows with limited means that however sheepish they may seem, Sheep and Goat know what matters in life.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Told with a subtle and consistent undercurrent of wit, these 18 short stories are pleasant bedtime reading. Sheep and Goat pass their days in a small enclosed meadow under the care of a single farmer. Goat is an optimist, sometimes gleefully tumbling to the earth in her quest for high-hanging, juicy leaves, sometimes falling under the mistaken impression that she can swim. Sheep, who is slightly more dour, casts a disapproving eye on Goat's antics. Deep down, though, the two care for one another. The occasional pen-and-ink drawings are pitch perfect and more than a little extraordinary. They convey the low-key humor exquisitely. This title is definitely for children who would like the tone of Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" stories (HarperCollins) in an early-chapter-book format.-Elizabeth Bird, New York Public Library Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Goat is talkative, impulsive, curious and full of energy, while Sheep tends to be quiet, sensible, pensive and sedentary, but the two have more in common than it initially appears. Together, these two young females share a comfortable meadow on a sleepy farm. Life isn't perfect there; they often quarrel, but they also get along wonderfully. As the seasons pass, there are storms, stomachaches, new friends, familiar visitors, comfortable conversations, birthdays, accidents, important discoveries, startling transformations, passing moods as well as some quiet-and not-so-quiet-adventures. Through it all, Sheep and Goat learn, grow and explore what it means to be a true friend. Reminiscent in tone of Frog and Toad, this comforting tale of a developing friendship is replete with gentle humor and filled with subtle philosophy. Simple, evocative drawings perfectly complement the story's warmth and generous spirit. A great choice for young readers and an excellent read aloud. (Fiction. 7-10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932425819
Publisher:
Lemniscaat USA
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
104
Sales rank:
1,375,818
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile:
340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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Sheep and Goat 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading Sheep and Goat, I was reminded of how differently people look at things. Sheep had views about some things and Goat had opinions of others. Funny and witty quick read.