THE SHEEP MADE A LEAP by Hilda Offen

THE SHEEP MADE A LEAP

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Age Range: 2 - 4
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 The author-illustrator of Nice Work, Little Wolf! (1993) presents a pantomime, with a toddler announcing the actions of his animal friends and--in an irresistible invitation to young audiences to join in--imitating them on facing pages. The animals' movements are described in catchy verse (``First two little crows/pointed their toes...The monkey stretched his arms out wide./The hippo swayed from side to side./When everyone stamped and yelled for more,/the big gray elephant rolled on the floor''); simple directions for audience/participants are added in smaller type (``Grown-ups clap. [Children] Bow''). Offen's brightly colored pictures are robust and full of smiles. A charming introduction to theater, just right to share with a parent/toddler group. (Picture book. 2-4)

Pub Date: Jan. 1st, 1994
ISBN: 0-525-45174-9
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1994




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