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Sheep in a Shop Board book – August 25, 1997


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 2 and up
  • Board book: 26 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Brdbk edition (August 25, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0395872766
  • ISBN-13: 978-0395872765
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1 --The creators of Sheep in a Jeep (1988) and Sheep on a Ship (1989, both Houghton) have produced yet another shear delight. Piggy bank in tow, the fleecy five take a country store by storm in search of a birthday gift for one of their friends. They hit upon just the thing, but find themselves a little short on cash. Luckily they're not short on ingenuity and make a real deal. The simple, yet thoroughly satisfying, story is suitable for young toddlers through emerging readers. The crisp, rhyming sentences that tell the tale with economy and humor are enormously enhanced by Apple's wonderfully detailed colored pencil drawings. There's nothing sheepish about these lambs; they're energetic, expressive, and completely disarming. A rambunctious romp; let's hope there are more in store.
- Luann Toth, School Library Journal
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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"Another shear delight . . . There's nothing sheepish about these lambs; they're energetic, expressive, and completely disarming. A rambunctious romp." School Library Journal, Starred

Customer Reviews

My 9 month old grandson loves to be read to.
G. Reid
Such a cute story, great rhyming text, and great illustrations.
Perkinsa124
Those Sheep books make me laugh every time I read them.
Cynthia Abel

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 18, 2000
Format: Board book Verified Purchase
I absolutely adore Nancy Shaw's other boardbook "Sheep in a Jeep", and for months now my 10 month old has laughed aloud every time anyone says, "Beep! Beep! Sheep in a Jeep...", so I really looked forward to getting him "Ship in a Shop"... On the one hand, it's very cute, and the illustrations are utterly endearing with lots of color and detail, but on the other hand it lacks some of the rhythm and rhyme of Jeep which put it so high above the level of other boardbooks. It's cute and clever -- really an excellent book -- but Jeep had raised the bar so high, I suppose it was difficult to measure up.
But it's still a lovely little book, and certainly worth owning.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Sammis on March 12, 2004
Format: Board book
We got a copy after enjoying Sheep in a Jeep. I actually like this one better than Sheep in a Jeep because the sheep end up being resourceful rather than just reckless.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Seshat on July 8, 2005
Format: Board book
Having a 7 month old son and two other older children, I have seen my share of board books. I like to consider myself an expert on the truly good children's book. Nancy Shaw's delightful sheep have met all my marks. They are a delight not only for children, but for parents as well. The gently cadenced prose coupled with Margot Apple's witty illustrations holds more than just a giggle for the tiny tots. I appreciate it when an author is able to pair rhyme for the toddlers with underlying humor for the older set.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 24, 1998
Format: Board book
These books are probably more fun for the parent or adult that is reading them. The sheep stories by Margot Apple and Nancy Shaw have the potential to cultivate a sense of humor even in the most serious young mind. The writing is fun and witty, the illustrations make one laugh aloud.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
My sister-in-law bought this book for my daughter because her sons liked it so much. My daughter loves it too. At age 22 months, this is her favourite bedtime book. She will hunt for it rather than have me read another book. She is beginning to like "Sheep go out to Eat" almost as much. (She calls it "Sheep Soup".) She does not seem terribly interested so far in "Sheep in a Jeep". She gets very excited every time we get to the bit where the stack of beach balls falls down, shouting "Uh oh!", and she understands that the story is about shopping for a birthday present because she will sing "Happy Birthday" if she is turning the pages on her own.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 12, 2007
Format: Board book
This is another delightful book and is a part of a delightful series. The author and illustrator obviously work so well together. This time, as the title would indicate, our little herd of sheep visit a shop. They find they have not money, but unlike sheep (and so many people, when to think about it) come up with a very unique way around the problem. The rhyming text is as good as it gets and goes perfectly with the charming illustrations. The kids all seem to love this one and I must admit to enjoying it as much as they do when reading it to them. The only problem I have is that some of the rhyming lines stick in my head like a broken record, which, in a way, is sort of nice. recommend this one highly.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By racquel wright on May 9, 2002
Format: Board book
I enjoy all the "sheep" books by this author. I am a new mom of a 2 month old. I am also an early childhood teacher. I think her sheep books are funny and great for learning inital consonants and blend. My little one watches my mouth when I read the books...I can tell he likes it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By musicmama on January 16, 2013
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Truthfully, I didn't check to see the size when I ordered this. I just wanted a bunch of the "Sheep" books for my boys and ordered the styles that were available for the B3G1F promotion--two were paperback, and two were board books. As board books go, this is among the smallest I've seen. It's 5" square. For this illustrator in particular, the size doesn't do it justice. I will have difficulty enjoying this with my 3 boys when I read to them (and when the eldest reads to his brothers). They won't be able to see the pictures very well. Had they been at least the size of the Boynton books, or the size of the paperbacks, the pictures would have been easier to share.

As to the book content, I was already familiar with the subject and would give this 5 stars for that. Hope none of the shoppers mind my lukewarm review. I wish I had known the great illustrations were packed in so tightly so that I could have held out for the paperback.
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