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Woolbur Hardcover – January 2, 2008
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About the Author
Leslie Helakoski is the author of The Smushy Bus and Big Chickens, a Junior Library Guild selection. Born and raised near New Orleans, Leslie Helakoski received a degree in advertising from the University of Louisiana and one in illustration from Northern Michigan University. She now lives in Lawton, Michigan, with her family.
Lee Harper is an artist, teacher, and storyteller. Looking for the Easy Life is his fourth picture book. Lee also illustrated woolbur, by Leslie Helakoski, with "lumpy, expressive ovines, especially the wild-wooled Woolbur," that brought the "delightful tale of independence to life" (Kirkus Reviews); Turkey Trouble, by Wendi Silvano; and Snow! Snow! Snow!, the first book he both wrote and illustrated. Lee lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, with his family.
Top Customer Reviews
Basically, Maa and Paa would have preferred a conformist. What they got instead was Woolbur. Woolbur is a sheep that has his own way of doing things. While all the others card the wool set before them, Woolbur cards the wool that's still on his body. If others are spinning wool in front of a spinning wheel, he's riding it.Read more ›
"You look unbelievable!" said Paa.
"I know," said Woolbur. "Isn't it great?"
"It will never wash out!" said Maa.
"I know, " said Woolbur. "Isn't it great?"
Whether he's carding, spinning, or weaving, Woolbur's uncoventional approach to wool causes his nervous parents to pull their own wool at night, waiting for the day when Woolbur will finally follow the flock. "It's what we sheep do," say Maa and Paa, begging him to change his ways.
But Woolbur's spirited individuality can't be sheared, and before long he has the rest of the flock following him. Woolbur is the perfect yarn to share with kids who dare to be different, as well as those who need a nudge to let their own light shine. Go Woolbur!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun story with a twist; perfect for the child who feels different and for the child who's a leader. The expressions and renderings of the characters are great!Published 1 month ago by Mom
Fabulous story of a free spirit! Every family should own this book. Delightful illustrations and very well written. Excellent quality. Great Buy. Highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Megan R. Jepsen
I read this book often to the children in my class, but I think that adults can get a lot out of it as well. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mirrani