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Where Is the Green Sheep? (Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards)) Hardcover – April 1, 2004


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: 260L (What's this?)
  • Series: Horn Book Fanfare List (Awards)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (April 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 015204907X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152049072
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-Basic beginning vocabulary is repeated in this easy-to-read rhyme about different kinds of sheep. Children will quickly catch on to the repetitive phrase, "But where is the green sheep?" until they reach the conclusion, where the green sheep is found asleep. Font size is "schoolbook" large and black. White space is prevalent, giving a clear, crisp look to the pages. Horacek's simple, ink-and-watercolor illustrations feature the frolicking sheep basking in the sun, skiing down a slide, playing in a band, etc.; their facial features show their antics as they sing joyously in the rain or shake at the base of the swimming pool's high dive. A welcome addition to the year's flock of easy-readers.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
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PreS. "Here's the blue sheep. / And here is the red sheep. / Here is the bath sheep. / And here is the bed sheep. / But where is the green sheep?" Little ones will bounce with anticipation as the simple yet clever text takes them to visit one sheep and then another. The green sheep, however, is nowhere to be seen until the final spread, where he is found under a very green bush, fast asleep. Until the lost sheep turns up, children will have fun with the other sheep that make an appearance and perhaps, unbeknownst to them, also get lessons in colors and comparisons (the near sheep, the far sheep). In this neat and satisfying wedding of text and art, the squat, square format uses wool-white backgrounds to display much of the amusing pen-and-watercolor pictures. As for the sheep themselves, Horacek has concocted simply lined happy animals, whose wool is indicated by dozens of curlicues. Laughs and interactive play will ensue among readers and listeners, alone or in groups. Ilene Cooper
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More About the Author

MEM FOX is the author of many acclaimed books, including Possum Magic, Koala Lou, Time for Bed, and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia.

Customer Reviews

My 2 year old loves this book.
Rachel Trevilyan
She loves to read it every single night before bed - and sometimes other times as well.
L. Clark
A great book for children that are just beginning to read.
E. R. Bird

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Bird HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on January 7, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Have you ever noticed that many of the best picture books for children aged zero to five tend to involve sheep? Why is this? What is it about sheep that make them ideal receptacles of authorial wit and wisdom? Is it their woolly coats? Their sly sweet faces? Their remarkably loud baas? Whatever the case, I've had the pleasure of reading smartly written sheep books that vary from "Sheep In a Jeep" by Nancy Shaw to this more recent Mem Fox creation, "Where is the Green Sheep". Helped in no small part by newcomer Judy Horacek, the book is a deft examination of various sheeplike and unsheeplike activities. It's a surprisingly charming and winning little book that's certain to earn the undivided love and attention of ankle biters worldwide.

Using remarkably simple words, the book follows various sheep through their day. We see sheep of many colors and sheep taking baths. We have sheep up and we have sheep down. There are band sheep, wind sheep, near and far sheep. Just about any kind of sheep you can think of, this book's got `em. Still, one question keeps popping up throughout the pages. Where is the green sheep? By the end, we discover the mysterious green sheep's location and exactly what it is doing. It's an oddly satisfying way to end the tale and so we do.

Mem Fox incites an odd following of rabid pro-Fox fans everywhere. People cannot get enough of this woman. I've never completely fallen under the Fox spell myself, but with this book I'm beginning to see her charms. Though the story would be far less interesting if it was not accompanied by Judy Horacek's illustrations (more on that later), it's still a bouncy flouncy flurry of fun. In fact after all the crazy sheep antics there are two blank pages containing these words at the story's close.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Ann Marie Grumm on November 22, 2005
Format: Hardcover
May not look like much with such few words on each page but this GEM OF A BOOK, filled with engaging illustrations, provides an ideal and a totally fun storytime. Use as a warm-up. A denouement

prepares young listeners to further enjoy stories about sheep.

Follow with Nancy Shaw's Sheep in a Jeep !!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By BeatleBangs1964 VINE VOICE on May 25, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Sheep are appealing creatures, known for being gentle. Indeed, our very lexicon includes the expression, "gentle as a lamb," so it comes as no suprise that many delightful books for pre-schoolers involve sheep in some form. The ovine theme works like a charm in this book. It takes its place among other good ovine literature such as "Sherman the Sheep" and "Sheep in a Jeep."

This book does a nice job of blending fact and fantasy. Sheep are drawn in pastoral settings, happily eating daisies, grass and clovers as well as being anthropormorphized and engaged in human activites such as fixing a car; sleeping in a bed; taking baths and dancing.

Young children will find that this book will keep their attention. The language is clear and direct without overdoing; the point is made right off the bat. Cognitive concepts such as color, up, down, in and out are included. One can also interpret the sheep of many colors, blue, red, etc. as being a metaphor for diversity and acceptance. The Quest for the Green Sheep makes for very humorous reading indeed.

The writing, together with the excellent illustrations make for a very nice package indeed. Regardless of level of degree in matters ovine, readers and listeners alike will enjoy the pure fun of this book. People of all ages will laugh at the ovine antics and get a charge out of finding out the whereabouts of that green sheep!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. Pfeifer on March 14, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I teach English in Japan and am often asked to make visits to elementary schools. This book is great for filling in extra time on those visits. The vocabulary is simple, and the use of opposites is wonderful. My students have a very low English level, yet can follow the plot of this book very easily. They also enjoy chiming in to ask "Where is the green sheep?" (Midori hitsugi, doko desu ka) Although they may retain very little of the vocabulary, they have a great sense of pride after having read and understood an English book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Hutchison on March 14, 2006
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I have had a wonderful opportunity to hear Mem Fox read some of her wonderful childrens books! My 2 year old and my 4 year old love every book of hers that we have read and they just love to try and read them back to me.

I am a very avid reader myself and it thrills me when my children show such an interest in it as well.

Where is the Green Sheep? is my 2 year olds favorite book. She will pick it out before any other!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jennfried on April 14, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I picked this up and have to say it is a beautiful piece. My 6 year old daughter picked it up and sat down and read it to me in awe at the brightly colored pictures and very excited to find out where the green sheep was! She enjoyed the opposites and the simple words that were easy for her to sound out and pick up on. It is now her favorite book!
It is a very good book for small children and it goes quickly and can definitely spark some learning experience with all of the opposites. Very nice bedtime story!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. Patton on September 17, 2005
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This is a super Mem Fox book for all you book lovers out there.

My 2 1/2 year old LOVES Where is the Green Sheep? and wants to read it over and over. It would be a great gift for any child who loves books!
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