From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3-Life is lovely for all the sheep that play in the lush, green meadow under clear, blue skies except for Marvin: "I can't run as fast or jump as high as the other sheep-. I'm too small, it's not fair." So with dreams of becoming just a little bigger, he begins to eat more-and to grow. The problem is that he doesn't know when to quit, and his out-of-control behavior drives him to devour everything in sight, including, ultimately, the world. Together with comical, bold illustrations, the spare, repetitive text tells a cautionary tale about self-acceptance. Each full-color spread provides ample space for the cavorting, puffed-up sheep, whose expressive faces reflect the increasing peril of Marvin's self-centered romp. In the tradition of "The Fat Cat," the story is predictable with a satisfying, if slightly far-fetched, conclusion. A delightful choice for storytimes, with enough hilarity to pull in older children.Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
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