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The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  105 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Ewetopia is not comfortable in her own wool, and every attempt she makes to impress the other sheep falls flat. So when an invitation to the Woolyones' Costume Ball arives, Ewetopia knows her chance to shine has come at last. After trying on fifty-eight different costumes, she finally finds the perfect one--or so she thinks. But her wolf ensemble turns out to be none too p ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 24th 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Samantha Howard
Mar 23, 2014 Samantha Howard rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book is about a sheep who doesn’t fit in and isn’t comfortable with who she is. So, for a costume ball, she tries to think of the best costume possible, and comes up with a wolf costume. She goes to the ball, and is ridiculed for her outfit. A wolf comes to the ball in a sheep’s costume. The young sheep ends up saving all of her friends by distracting the wolf from eating them.

This is a picture book because it incorporates text and pictures to tell a story. The story would be for a more ad
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Patricia
Sep 08, 2013 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-picture
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Paula
Sep 22, 2015 Paula rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ewetopia craves the attention of her fellow ewes and rams. She dresses up in wild outfits just to be seen. But when she fails to attract and stun, she sees her invite to the Woolyones' Ball as her opportunity to finally be noticed. She tries on 57 costumes and ultimately picks a wolf suit that she is sure will get everyone’s attention. However, the other sheep think her costume is in very bad taste. And when a wolf arrives dressed as a sheep, the party really gets started. The wolf addresses Ewe ...more
Kaethe
Jan 27, 2016 Kaethe rated it did not like it
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Ewetopia is a sheep who isn't comfortable in her own wool. No one
notices the fashionable outfits she wears. A costume ball is her chance to dress to impress and she goes as a wolf which everyone derides as tasteless. At the party, a wolf dressed in sheep's clothing mistakes Ewetopia for his mother. When he reveals himself and snatches up the partygoers to eat, Ewetopia thinks quickly, and as his "mother," insists he first wash up, do his homework and clean his room. The wolf throws a tantrum an
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Siskiyou-Suzy
Feb 03, 2016 Siskiyou-Suzy rated it did not like it
What is the moral of this? Be comfortable in your own skin? Because if you don;t, somebody else pretending to be somebody else might think that your fake skin is your real skin and . . . not eat you?

Helen Lester's lessons don't work because they're too convoluted. They take what seems like a simple lesson and includes them in a narrative that ultimately doesn't make sense for what seems to be the intention of the story. Not my thing.
Felicity The Magnificent
Oct 27, 2011 Felicity The Magnificent rated it it was amazing
In this book, there was a sheep who liked to dress up because he didn't like his skin. That's why no one liked him. And then one day someone invited him to a birthday party, and he wore a wolf suit. No one liked his costume. So they decided to give the wolf a sheep costume, and then the sheep thought the wolf was his mom, and then he noticed that he wasn't his mom. Then the wolf though the sheep was his mom and he took all the costume off of everybody and put them in a bag. And then the sheep to ...more
Bonnie
Jul 05, 2014 Bonnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A cute story about accepting yourself and understanding it's not what's on the outside that matters, but what's on the inside.
Martha
Sep 30, 2014 Martha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-books
Delightfully punny,
Ashley
Sep 15, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
Genre: Picture Books
Publication Date: 2007

This book is hilarious! My second grade students loved it. It is about a sheep who just doesn't seem to fit into the sheep herd. Finally, she was invited to a costume ball. Unfortunately, she choose to come dressed as a wolf. It did not go over well until a wolf entered ball. Ewetopia must save the day. This book is also really good when trying to explain teir two words.
Paula
Sep 17, 2011 Paula rated it it was ok
quit long and some of the word misunderstandings seem to be for older children
Clothing is important to Ewetopia, but her carefully-chosen wolf outfit fails to impress the other sheep at the Woolyones' costume ball until a real wolf appears dressed as a sheep, mistakes her for his mother, and throws a tantrum when she outsmarts him.
Mark
Jan 09, 2014 Mark rated it it was amazing
Excellent humor in text, story and drawings.
Jennifer
Jul 12, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was ok
This book is a bit tedious because of the tongue-in-cheek names of the characters. The moral of the story is good: it's best to just be yourself! It's a good read in the classroom when I want to talk with students about being who they are and being a good friend.
Nicole Yncera
It's an interesting story. It teaches that you couldn't see just the appearance, for example, some people have a good appearance and when they show how they really are, you are disappointed, so it's a good advice, don't look just to the appearance.
Samantha
Nov 21, 2011 Samantha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Ewe!!!
This book made me laugh so hard!!! The wolf's childishness is so familiar for anyone who has been around a young child. Even WOLVES don't clean their rooms OR do their homework...I must secretly be a wolf....=)
Alexandria
Nov 18, 2011 Alexandria rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
My favorite parts were when Ewetopia found out that the sheep wasn't a sheep, but a real wolf and when there was a sheep dressed in an Elvis costume.
Mirna Sawyer
Jul 27, 2008 Mirna Sawyer rated it it was amazing
My son loves this author's books. He loved the way the wolf threw a temper tantrum in front of everyone...I think it reminded him of someone (sigh)
Maria Caplin
Mar 15, 2008 Maria Caplin rated it really liked it
I loved the vocabulary in this story. It was amazing with the play on words and how creative the author was with her word choice.
Hector
Aug 22, 2008 Hector rated it it was amazing
Hector loved this! The concept of a wolf dressed as a sheep and a sheep dressed as a wolf was novel for him
Mrs Bond
Mar 12, 2009 Mrs Bond rated it liked it
A classic sheep in wolf's clothing meets up with wolf in sheep's clothing at the Woolyone's Costume Ball.
Kristen
Apr 07, 2013 Kristen rated it liked it
Lots of fun wordplay and silly mix-ups make this a great elementary choice.
Cheryl
Apr 19, 2013 Cheryl rated it really liked it
Story about being noticed and making friends.
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