Where Is the Green Sheep?

Where Is the Green Sheep?

Book - 2004
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There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?

The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from acclaimed author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young to those just beginning to read.

Publisher: Orlando, Fla. : Harcourt, c2004.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780152049072
Branch Call Number: j P ANIMALS FOX M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: Horacek, Judy


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Who knew that there where so many kinds of sheep, but where is the green sheep? Call-and-response book with catchty ryhmes and lots of opposites. Perfect for toddlers and pre-schoolers.

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LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 05, 2020

Beautiful Classic.

Aug 27, 2019

Great rhyming and comparison book.

Highly recommend it for learning pre literacy skills and English language learners.

VaughanPLSarahN Dec 05, 2018

This lovely rhyming book is great to read with young children. It introduces colours as well as actions, and does eventually answer the title question.

EmilyJCCL Sep 04, 2018

It is good that the book introduces the concepts of colour and opposites, but I didnt really like the story or the illustration.

Apr 30, 2018

Mem Fox always does a nice job. My toddler liked this funny picture book, trying to find the green sheep. It teaches a variety of vocabulary and has a nice thyme and rhythm.

Jun 28, 2017

Really colorful story for little guys. My son is love this book sooooo much. We read this book again and again. Hi is really enjoy it and ask me to read it again. Try to find the green ship!

Mar 22, 2017

I wasn't sure whether this would still be suitable for my just-turned-four grandson. I live far from his family, and read with them via FaceTime. Well, the rhythms, rhymes, humour, mystery and artistry of this book kept his interest enough to want it read again. On the second read, I would start the sentence, "Here is the . . . " and he would excitedly finish the sentence: "...star sheep!" or which ever sheep it was. He loves the colour green, so that fact that the mystery is about a green sheep, makes the book especially good in his eyes.

JCLBeckyC Oct 04, 2016

I use the Big Book version of this book for Toddler Storytime, and it's a big hit. We like to make obnoxious snoring noises and close the book very carefully at the end of the book so we don't wake up the green sheep! Pairs nicely with the classic rhyme, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and Sandra Boynton's amazing book, Moo Baa La La La.

Jul 13, 2016

A fun read that rhymes nicely, but there's really not a story at all. Each verse just lists different types of sheep and then asks "but where is the green sheep?" The illustrations are nice, though, and if you read it several times, you can have the child identify each type of sheep.
Suitable for very young children.

mezr Sep 09, 2014

I like the way the book flows. Lots of rhymes for kids to know.

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