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Wild and Woolly Hardcover – February 3, 2005

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Kindergarten-Grade 3–This sheepish takeoff on "The City Mouse and the Country Mouse" turns out to be a quiet feast of quirky, unexpected humor and Rousseau-like folk art. It's also a rewarding tale of the friendship that develops between a farm lamb and a bighorn sheep after they take adventure-laden field trips to one another's turf. They conclude, like Dorothy, that there's no place like home, but find they can still meet on middle ground. This "ewe-nique" picture book contains comic bits that range from dry to hilarious and illustrations that are both childlike and subtle. Adults will discover something new each time they're commanded to give Wild & Woolly a repeat performance.–Susan Weitz, Spencer-Van Etten Schools, Spencer, NY

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PreS-Gr. 2. Wild is a bighorn ram that lives on a rocky hill. Woolly is a farm animal that grazes in the field. When they meet, they can't believe that they are both sheep. And their differences cause several impediments to their friendship. Wild thinks the family dog is a wolf, and Woolly gets his wool tangled up in the clumpy bushes where Wild lives. Rather than a story, this is more like incidents strung together by the thread of different habits and habitats. Still, what this lacks in narrative is compensated for by McNeill's terrific artwork. Engaging sheep, full of personality, cavort across the pages. Curls and curlicues accent both the animals and the scenery, adding much stylistic appeal to the child-friendly art. This play on the city mouse-country mouse premise is not quite wild and woolly, but fun, nonetheless. Ilene Cooper
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; 1st edition (February 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525472762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525472766
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 20 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,777,708 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lydia Library on February 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
...would still be a sheep, wouldn't it? Or would it?

Sheep they are but oh, the differences. Comparisons fascinate, educate and entertain. Parker's spare text, like a mother, favors neither and both. Together they make a whole with adventures of fun as they try to understand and appreciate the other. The charming illustrations add to the appeal of Wild and Woolly and we are loathe to choose between them. Like George and Martha, they go together. Hoping for more episodes of the two and only, Wild! and Woolly.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By cmp VINE VOICE on July 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
This is a fun and touching take of "City Mouse/Country Mouse", by way of sheep. The very well-written story appeals to my 3 year olds, but also has enough dry humor to make me chuckle every time I read it - which is very, very often. The illustrations are fantastic, too! The story might be a bit long for the young pre-school set, though my kids easily sit through it; nonetheless, it would be a great buy for anyone with youngsters.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kara L. Laughlin on April 8, 2005
Format: Hardcover
You know you've bought a winner when your son is sitting in the back of the car, imitating one of the characters: "I'm Picket, Hardy-arf-arf."

Wild and Woolly has quickly become a family favorite. A story of two new friends who explore each other's homes and discover there's more than one way to be a sheep, it resists moralizing in favor of story, and provides three (if you count Picket the dog, which our family certainly does) fantastic role models for children learning to make and keep friends while staying true to themselves.

Mary Jessie Parker's playful language treats adults to some good laughs, while maintaining a clean, resonant story-telling style reminiscent of Frog and Toad. Shannon McNeill's expressive illustrations ice the cake.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ruth Sims on February 16, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Sheep are not famous for their personalities... except for the two protagonists of Wild and Woolly, a completely charming new picture book by Mary Jessie Parker, beautifully illustrated by Shannon McNeill. Parker has adeptly created two lovable, funny sheep, as different from each other as .... well, as different as a domestic sheep and a bighorn ram could be. They are so different, in fact, that neither recognizes the other as a sheep when they first meet. This gentle and amusing tale is a lesson in accepting differences, and in learning that though we may be different on the outside we're not all that different on the inside. And it's a foreign language textbook, too, because the clever dialogue gives teacher, parent, or grandma the perfect opportunity to learn to speak fluent Baaaaa!
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