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SNEAKY SHEEP by Chris Monroe


by Chris Monroe & illustrated by Chris Monroe

Age Range: 3 - 8

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7613-5615-8
Publisher: Carolrhoda

Rocky and Blossom are sheep who have a reputation for disobedience and mischief.  They most certainly do not want to follow the flock; they want to explore a world wider than the low meadow. In the past they have run with the bulls, played with fire and been involved in a variety of other "bad decisions." Murphy, the sheepdog, knows all about them. In this inaugural adventure, they get into a particularly dangerous situation involving a wolf and a cliff, but wise and steadfast Murphy saves the day. Monroe’s comic-book background is evident. Sharp, bright, cartoon-like illustrations in a variety of sizes and shapes are interspersed with short declarative sentences. These are rendered in dark, large type in a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters and placed above, below and in the middle of the illustrations without ever cluttering the page. The text is further augmented with bubbled dialogue and labels. The silly antics will tickle young readers, who will want to visit with these daring sheep again and again. Fun for all. (Picture book. 3-8)