Wee Little Lamb (Wee Little Series)
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Wee Little Lamb (Wee Little Series)

by Lauren Thompson, John Butler
     
 

This wee little lamb may be the shyest animal on the farm, but he is also one of the most lovable. Whether he learns it from the hoot of the wise old owl or the song of the jolly red robin, this wee little guy will see that being shy doesn't stop him from meeting a wee little friend.  See more details below

Overview

This wee little lamb may be the shyest animal on the farm, but he is also one of the most lovable. Whether he learns it from the hoot of the wise old owl or the song of the jolly red robin, this wee little guy will see that being shy doesn't stop him from meeting a wee little friend.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jean Boreen
This primary-age-focused picture book tells the story of a newly born lamb and his shyness around others. Out in the meadow with his mother, the lamb meets a number of potential meadow friends—a bunny, a cricket, a robin, and an owl—but is too scared to engage with any of them in playing, singing, or exploring the world of the meadow. Then the lamb meets a little mouse who is every bit as shy as he is; recognizing like spirits, the two become friends and find out how enjoyable playing with someone else is. . . as long as you do not have to leave the shadow of your mothers. The illustrations are rendered in acrylic paint and colored pencils, giving the pictures a soft, gentle feel that corresponds effectively with the tone of the book. This would be an easy book for a young reader as there is a great deal of repetition of words and sound clusters throughout the book. Reviewer: Jean Boreen, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
PreS–Although a rabbit, a cricket, a robin, and an owl all encourage a shy baby lamb to interact and explore, he continues to hide behind his mother. At last, a tiny field mouse asks him to play and, surprisingly, he says yes. As they frolic in the grass, the lamb takes his first steps into the world. The soft acrylic and colored-pencil illustrations seem to pop off the page with many shades of spring green, blue, and lavender. Including large images of the animals, the pictures work with the brief text to create a great sense of immediacy. This gentle, reassuring tale tells youngsters that they can explore their world at their own speed. The eye-catching spreads and simple language make this book a natural for toddler storytime.–Linda Staskus, Parma Regional Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews
Oozing verbal and visual glucose on every page, this parent-child episode will draw timorous toddlers like flies to marshmallow creme-just make sure they brush their teeth afterward. "All brand-new," a shy lamb rejects in turn the friendly overtures of a "flouncy pouncy rabbit," a "cheery crickety cricket," a "jolly robin redbreast" and a "swooping old hoot owl." Keeping his illustrations as simple as the text, Butler supplies for all shiny black eyes and, for the sheep, plushy fleeces, and places the creatures in a sunny meadow in which poppies float like little red hearts. A "bitty little mouse peeking round her bitty mama!" finally breaks down the lamb's fear of strangers, and together the two new friends gambol-still "right beside their mamas!" "What fun!" Thompson concludes. Yes, let the wild rumpus start. (Picture book. 3-5)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416934691
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
Publication date:
01/27/2009
Series:
Wee Little Series
Edition description:
Repackage
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
782,785
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Lauren Thompson is the author of several picture books, including the popular Mouse’s First series, Little Quack series, and the Wee Little series. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed The Apple Pie That Papa Baked as well as Leap Back Home to Me; Chew, Chew, Gulp!; and Hop, Hop, Jump! She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York.

John Butler has illustrated more than forty books for children, including Little Chick, Little Bunny, A Mama for Owen, and While You Were Sleeping. He has worked for Sesame Street and Time magazine and resides in the United Kingdom.

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