Nancy Shaw’s sheep are back! This time around they are headed off to the Farm in the Dell to do some Trick or Treating.
Way back when my daughter was a “little tiny” (her words at the ripe age of three), she loved Shaw’s Sheep in a Jeep. It was a well loved, well read board book. I loved those sheep.
From time to time, we would pick up other “sheep” books, but they rarely caught the magic of that first book. I fully admit here, that the “magic” in that book is likely mixed up with memories and emotions and affection for those early years of my first born.
My youngest is probably too old for this book. But I don’t care. I made him sit and let me read it to him. He liked it.
I love it.
Look, these clever sheep visit a “farm in the dell” (!!). That right there is worth a read. Also? Sheep who shear each other into dinosaurs? Wolves in sheep’s clothing? Gosh I love this book. It’s full of that dry sense of humor that just cracks me up.
I talk about the words, but this is a picture book. Margot Apple’s illustrations in these “Sheep” books are out of this world. She captures perfectly those zany antics of a flock of sheep.
Also. Shaw uses the word “Skedaddle.”
People. You owe it to your kids. Read this book to them.
What You Need to Know
- Role Models/Authority Figures –
- Violence – The sheep scare the wolves!
- Langage – Wonderful read aloud. Words just roll off your tongue.
- Sexual Content – None!
- Consumerism – Sheep Trick or Treat
- Drinking/Smoking/Drugs – None
- Religion – None
- Other –
- Neat stuff –