Woolbur

Woolbur

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060847265
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 137,481
Product dimensions: 11.04(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.36(d)
Lexile: AD270L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 6 Years

About the Author

Leslie Helakoski is the author of the Big Chickens series as well as Woolbur and Woolbur Goes to School. She has written and illustrated Fair Cow, Big Pigs, Doggone Feet, and Hoot and Honk Just Can’t Sleep. She lives in Michigan with her family. Visit her online at www.helakoskibooks.com.


Lee Harper is an illustrator, and sometimes author-illustrator, of a flock of picture books. He still likes going to school, but nowadays when he goes to school it’s as a visiting author. He drives there in a regular car but wishes he could get there on a hay wagon like Woolbur. Learn more about Lee Harper’s books and school visits at www.leeharperart.com.

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Woolbur 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
kayceel on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Woolbur is a young sheep who always does the opposite of what sheep are expected to do, and his parents worry he'll never do things the "right" way. Luckily, Woolbur figures out a way to keep on being different...This is a cute and fun story about how being different doesn't have to be viewed as a bad thing, without being preachy. The illustrations are pretty run of the mill, thougha couple are quite funny.Sofia says: "This book was really funny and Woolbur was the funny because he didn't do the things that other sheep did. I liked that Woolbur taught the other sheep to be like him instead of changing his ways. And I think my daddy would like this book because it's funny like him."
VandyGirl on LibraryThing 28 days ago
¿Woolbur¿ is a picture book about a young sheep who is sick of following the herd and wants to be himself. He runs with the dogs, lets his wool grow long, dyes himself, and weaves his own forelock. Maa and Paa are concerned about Woolbur¿s behavior and tell him he¿s not being normal, but Grandpaa just says, ¿Don¿t Worry¿. When Maa and Paa tell him he has to do things the same way as the rest of the herd, Woolbur teaches the herd to run with the dogs, grow their wool long, dye themselves, and weave their forelocks.This story teaches good lessons about individuality and being yourself, but the writing itself is lacking in substance. The repetitive nature will help beginning readers make their way through the book and might be good for a PreK story time, but it might be a boring choice for kindergarten or first grade. PreK ¿ 1st grade.
YouthGPL on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Kearsten says: Woolbur is a young sheep who always does the opposite of what sheep are expected to do, and his parents worry he'll never do things the "right" way. Luckily, Woolbur figures out a way to keep on being different...This is a cute and fun story about how being different doesn't have to be viewed as a bad thing, without being preachy. The illustrations are pretty run of the mill, though a couple are quite funny.A librarian's 6-yr-old daughter says: "This book was really funny and Woolbur was the funniest because he didn't do the things that other sheep did. I liked that Woolbur taught the other sheep to be like him instead of changing his ways."
carriedold on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Really funny. Teaches about being different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a story that can be utilized for so many different topics in a children's classroom (or at home). It has a fun tone, lots of repetition (great for children to join the storytelling), and many important messages.
mariteje More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for anyone who wants to encourage a child to happily be who she/he was born to be. It is especially endearing to parents, grandparents & other loving relatives who enjoy fiber arts. I am buying many to give to new moms.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found this book to be funny and easy to read. Felt that this book was Entertaining.