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Sheep in a Jeep
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Sheep in a Jeep

4.3 17
by Margot Apple (Illustrator), Nancy E. Shaw
 

A flock of hapless sheep drive through the country in this rhyming picture book.

Overview


A flock of hapless sheep drive through the country in this rhyming picture book.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story." School Library Journal
Barnes & Noble Staff
Using very few words (sheep, jeep, thud, mud, heap, cheap), a tableau unfolds in which five silly yet distinctive sheep futilely attempt to ride in their jeep. Amusing details-such as the tattoos on the pigs' arms-abound in the pictures. Apple's expressive illustrations and Shaw's minimal text make this an extremely clever read-aloud.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep/on a hill that's/steep./Uh-oh!/The jeep won't go,'' is a fragment of Shaw's jaunty verse, heartily dramatized by Apple's colored drawings. Ages 2-5. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395867860
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Pages:
26
Product dimensions:
4.86(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
130L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 2 Years

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher
"The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story." School Library Journal

Meet the Author

Nancy Shaw is the author of seven beloved tales featuring the endearing and comical sheep. She
came up with the idea for the sheep books during a very long car trip with her husband and two children. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her family. For more information, visit
http://www.nancyshawbooks.com/.

Margot Apple is a freelance illustrator, having illustrated more than fifty books for children while also producing illustrations for "Cricket" and "Ladybug" magazines. She now lives in Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts, with her husband and their pets, a dog and a cat.

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Sheep in a Jeep 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
The characters are zany, the rhymes are enchanting. Written in the same vein as the Dr. Suess easy-readers, this book, Sheep In A Jeep, would be a great addition to your home librsry. My sons really enjoy it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had not been exposed to the other books in the series, but I definitely believe Sheep In A Jeep is just darling and the rhymes make it so much fun. My son can just now read this on his own, an better yet, he wants to!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The rhyming very entertaining and the illustrations vivid. It's not too long, not too short and we read it over and over. Will purchase others from this author and illustrator.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I bought this book after reading the online reviews. As cute as this book is, it is not on the same level as the classics.
LucyLP More than 1 year ago
I purchased Sheep in a Jeep for my grand daughter for Christmas but as soon as it arrived I wanted to read it. These sheep are a mess! I laughed and laughed as their ride continued-or not. I showed my daughter who had the same reaction....be careful as you read this out loud because you will have serious difficultly getting to the end without laughing and crying at the same time! A great addition to any story time.
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lacrosseellieroxy More than 1 year ago
This book is an excellent child book.I loved this book when I was little and I couldn't not have it in my library!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book because my young son can read it without any problems and he's just learning to read on his own.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was first introduced to Sheep in a Jeep as a preschool teacher. Catchy and clever, it was a hit with my students. Now as a mother of two, I made sure that it was a part of our home library. Not only can my girls recite the whole story, but so can their grandparents and aunts and uncles!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son and I had the privilege of meeting Nancy Shaw at the Grand Rapids, Michigan Children's Museum. She was gracious and playful with the children and shared how she came up with the ideas for her books (this, her first, she wrote while stuck in commuter traffic). Her simple yet charming rhymes and the lush illustrations by Margot Apple make this a favorite book for both my son and my nephew. (As a side note, Nancy Shaw is a talented illustrator in her own right.) We love this book so much, my son chose to give it to his preschool so they could enjoy it, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nancy Shaw does a wonderful job with her books. The rhymes captivate her audience from age zero to 100! My nephew loves this book, as do I! I recommend this book to everyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's hard to resist the urge to just divulge a few of the rhymes here, but I won't spoil the fun. This book is a study in brevity and extremely charming illustrations. If you're hesitating, don't! This one will become an instant family favorite - guaranteed!