From School Library Journal
Grade 1–3—A pun-filled tale with sheep that have names like Ewetopia, Ewecalyptus, and Ewetensil. Older children are more likely to appreciate the puns, while younger ones will simply enjoy the humor. All poor Ewetopia wants is to be noticed, and she gets her chance to shine when she is invited to the Woolyones' Ball. After trying on 57 costumes, she decides that dressing as a wolf will get her the most attention. With a sheep disguised as a wolf and a wolf as a sheep, trouble is sure to be right around the corner. The playful illustrations, suffused with expression and shades of pink, show sheep outfitted in tutus and an Elvis costume, and the wolf having a tantrum. Lester follows a familiar format in this clever tale, which would work well when compared to and contrasted with others that involve sheep and wolves.—Judy Chichinski, Skyline Elementary School, Tacoma, WA
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A pun-filled tale…older children more likely to appreciate the puns, while younger ones will simply enjoy the humor…playful illustrations…clever tale.
—School Library Journal
[Lynn] Munsinger's artwork catches the quiet to madcap moods of the book.
—Kirkus 9/1/07 Kirkus Reviews
"[A] winning combination of witty wordplay and hilarious images...Extremely amewesing."
—PW starred, 8/6/07 Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Best of all...are the winning watercolor-and-pencil illustrations...a set of endearing animal characters..."
—Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA
"Munsinger's festive watercolor are charged with energy, and they take clever advantage of the opportunity presented by the costume party..."
—The Bulletin October 2007 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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