Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ages: 3 – 7 years
Where is the Green Sheep will be forever etched in my memory because it’s the first book my little boy could actually read, giving him confidence to keep trying.
Due to a speech disorder, learning to read and write has been difficult for him. His young classmates were all miles ahead of him while he was on the verge of giving up.
Being honest, the only reason I bought it is because green is his favorite color!
The repetitive rhyming text made it easy for him to learn the words, and the fun of looking for the green sheep while being introduced to the other sheep kept him engaged to the last page.
For myself, the joy of watching him finally make progress was priceless!
Where is the Green Sheep is a thoroughly entertaining easy reader that will keep both kids and adults entertained to the very end. I have no doubt whatsoever that decades from now, this book will still be a winner!
This book is great at sneaking in some learning about comparisons, with reference to a near and far sheep, a blue and red sheep, and an up and down sheep among others.
‘’Here is 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?”
One of my favorite things about this book is that every sheep has his own illustration.
There is a thin sheep, a wide sheep, a swing sheep and a slide sheep.
There is even a near sheep, a far sheep, a moon sheep and a star sheep.
As we get closer to the green sheep, we are instructed to turn the page quietly … ‘’let’s take a peep.’’
We finally find the green sheep on the last page, fast asleep on a flowery hill next to a green bush.
The call to hush on the second last page, and discovering that the green sheep is asleep, make this book ideal for a bed-time as well as an any-time book.
Mem Fox is the author of many acclaimed books, but this one will always be my favorite. Judy Horacek is a celebrated artist and has illustrated the book perfectly for younger readers, with simple drawings, bright colors and enough white space to keep them uncluttered.
Where is the Green Sheep? is great at sneaking in some learning about comparisons and colors. It’s a thoroughly entertaining easy reader that will keep both kids and adults entertained to the very end.
I have no doubt whatsoever that decades from now, this book will still be a favorite!