Sheepish Riddlesby Katy Hall, Lisa Eisenberg, R. W. Alley
Where do sheep go to get a haircut? To the baa-baa shop! What kind of birthday parties do lambs like? Sheepovers! Young readers will bleat with laughter at these sheepish riddles.
Much of the material will have young readers giggling along: A "baa humbug" is the result of crossing a sheep with a bee; and "Steal wool" comes of crossing sheep and a thief. But there are also groaners, including riddles about sheep who count people when they can't sleep, and Cinderella Sheep's lost "grass" slipper may not elicit much response from children old enough to read this on their own. Some of the funniest lines aren't riddles at all, but throwaway comments contained in the illustrations (when they go to the movies, don't all sheep order "baaattered" popcorn?). Alley's lush artwork has real comic sense and keeps readers cackling even when the riddles go astray.
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