Learn counting and colors in this board book about five silly sheep!
Read and laugh as five sheep with fleece as white as snow become one red sheep, one blue sheep, one yellow sheep, one green sheep, and one purple sheep until the whole flock is an array of colors!
With this simple board book, children will be able to change the color of the sheep on each spread through inventively placed die-cuts! They will also learn to count from one to five in this silly story that ends, of course, with the farmer shearing the sheep to create his multicolored scarf!
Thom Wiley has written several books for children, including Dino Parade! and Farm Parade! He lives in New York City with his family.
Ben Mantle has illustrated numerous books for children. He lives in London, England.
Errant buckets of paint left around a farm turn five sheep from white to red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. Along the way, paint cans fly through the air, and the sheep slip and slide and dump paint on each other, Gatorade-style (cotton ballshaped die-cuts show off each sheeps new color). Wileys verse incorporates a few sly nursery rhyme references (the sheeps fleece is initially as white as snow and later the farmer laughed to see such sport), and Mantles illustrations are both full of color and slapstick action. Up to age 3. (June) 2012 Reed Business Information
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