Sheep on a Ship

Sheep on a Ship

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by Nancy Shaw, Margot Apple
     
 

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The rhyming misadventures of a group of zany sheep on a pirate ship.

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The rhyming misadventures of a group of zany sheep on a pirate ship.

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"A joyous lark for story time sharing or for the beginning reader's independent amusement." Booklist, ALA
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The team that delivered the winning and funny Sheep in a Jeep have joined forces again for another irresistible trip in rhyme. The sheep are depicted as pirates, lulled to sleep on a calm green sea, but are awakened as ``Dark clouds form / a sudden storm.'' The boat pitches as ``Winds whip. / Sails rip. / Sheep can't sail / their sagging ship.'' Sheep abandon ship for a raft, dragging their treasure chest along, and drift until ``Land ho! / Not far to go.'' When the dripping sheep finally reach the dock they are ``glad to end their trip.'' The spare text is easily mastered by the beginning reader, while adults reading this aloud will appreciate the tongue-twisters and rollicking rhymes. Apple's softly shaded colored pencil drawings add just the right touch of whimsy. Readers will hear the call of the sea, and wish for another adventure--soon. Ages 2-5. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395643761
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Series:
Sheep Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
202,847
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
160L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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"A joyous lark for story time sharing or for the beginning reader's independent amusement." Booklist, ALA

Meet the Author

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.

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/.

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Sheep on a Ship 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I love this book! I enjoy the clever rhymes and wordplay and the wonderful drawings. My daughter enjoys sitting in my lap when we add 'motion effects,' tipping as the ship tips, and rolling from side to side in the storm. I intend to acquire all of the sheep books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago