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Sheep In A Jeep (Sheep)

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A flock of hapless sheep drive through the country in this rhyming picture book. "The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story." -- School Library Journal
Audio, with audiocassette, 32 pages
Published October 31st 1991 by Houghton Mifflin (first published 1986)
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samn
Jun 07, 2008 samn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of few books able to transcend the inadequacies of human communication. It explores profound spiritual journey, deep loss, personal transformation, and bitter disillusionment. It challenges and critically analyzes society as we know it. This book embarks upon an exploration of the range of human emotion, and challenges the resilience of the spirit of humanity.
Lillian Angelovic
A long-time favorite, this was a repeat request read when my kids were leetle ones. (P.S. to those who think the subject matter might be disturbing: Unless they suffer from car-accident-induced PTSD, kids aren't bothered by the likes of jeeps crashing in picture books. They don't have the life experience to make the negative connection, so it's just funny to them. Toy cars crash all the time without disastrous consequences. It's the adults who might have problems with that sort of thing, and loo ...more
Danielle
My son has autism and although he is 10 he likes younger books that he can read successfully himself. This one also has many words with 'S' so it provides good practice for his speech!
Brice Sainsbury
This book first caught my eye because of the red Jeep on the cover, owning a similar jeep I dove head first into this mind boggling 32 page masterpiece thinking it would help with the sheep like noises coming from my jeep. I learned all too quick that this book was well beyond my age when I failed to realize that sheep cannot drive a jeep! The artistic factor in this book is well below sub-par, I think I could have drawn better in an ambien induced coma. I am not sure who the author was trying t ...more
Logan
May 21, 2012 Logan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A current favorite of my son's-we're reading it nightly at the moment. We read a lot of children's books, and sometimes I post them here, if they are really noteworthy. We love everything about this book! The illustrations of the sheep really convey the emotions they're experiencing as they completely screw up their attempts at driving their jeep for the first time. They're really funny, and my 4 year old loves them. The story is funny too, and is told in simple couplets that are easy to memoriz ...more
Christopher Hicks
It was a cute well written children's book.
Holly Hardwick
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple is an average rhyming book for children. It is very predictable in its rhyming pattern and would be good for teaching students pattern and rhyme, but other than that I did not find it particularly interesting. Children would probably love hearing a story about the antics of sheep driving a jeep and subsequently getting it stuck in mud, having to push it up a hill, and crashing to pieces since these are not things that barnyard animal ...more
Michelle
Summary:
"Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill that's steep."
This story, much like the jeep, gathers momentum from page one. When five foolish sheep cram into one jeep, their high spirits and occasional lack of foresight (like forgetting to steer) combine to make a riotous, if ill-fated, road trip. Plummeting over a hill, tumbling into a mud puddle, yelping for help, these muttonheads just can't get their act together, much to the delight of young readers.
Nancy Shaw's Seussian rhymes are guara
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David
Jul 10, 2011 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw is the first in Shaw's Sheep series. Five silly sheep rhyme their way through a totally unsuccessful drive.

Sheep push the stalled jeep so that it gets stuck in mud. They are assisted by stong pigs, but crash into a tree. Sheep then try to sell the wrecked jeep!

This story features a rhyming text, a large, bold font, about fifty words, and lots of repetition making it work well as a beginning reader. The small pictures make this a best bet for reading to a few chil
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Heidi-Marie
Good beginner's book because of the repeated words and the use of rhyme. Cute illustrations with detail should the young reader care to look further than the obvious action presented. I like the story, too.

3/28/11 Another one with toddler potential! Especially as we have a nice big board book version. We'll see how it goes.

4/14/11 This worked even better in toddler storytime than I would have expected. Those who were familiar with it were so excited to have it read to them. And others were compl
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Liz
Oct 30, 2009 Liz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 3 years old - 7 years old
Shelves: lis-565
I love this silly rhyming book! It was one of my favorites when I was a kid, I learned to read with this book. A bunch of sheep in a jeep get stuck, they all jump out to push and it ends up in the mud. With the help of some friendly pigs they get out only to crash in to a tree! This doomed road trip is made even more hilarious by the colored pencil illustrations. The facial on the sheep are priceless! The sing-songy words make it easy for young kids to follow and they will soon know the book by ...more
Jill
Jan 17, 2017 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do enjoy the sheep books!
DeNae
Mar 07, 2017 DeNae rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five stars for uproarious toddler laughter and for easy rhymes that let him fill in the last word on the page and feel successful as a reader. It is a fun read to share with kiddos.
Ashley Cha
Oct 02, 2016 Ashley Cha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rhyming
I liked how the author did a good job on rhyming the words, they were simple and easy that any young children would understand. The illustrations were simple and great. This book would be great to read to a large group and talk about the different rhyming words they heard. I would definitely use this book in my class for any rhyming occasion.
Rosaira Quinonez
Sep 25, 2016 Rosaira Quinonez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rhyming-words
This is a great rhyming book. I found really interesting the way that the author wrote an story that in real life would sound totally dramatic and I love how it turned to be funny to read. I liked the words that are combined in the story to make the rhyming.
Sara
Feb 28, 2017 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Inconsistent meter, but a rollicking fun read.
Meghan GTC
Feb 20, 2017 Meghan GTC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animal-books
I love this book for young readers, the language is easy to understand and the pictures are easy to follow. This book also has a lot of good vocabulary you can start teaching children at a young age.
Necole Penn
Jun 08, 2013 Necole Penn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 1-10-books, rhyme
This is a great book with a lot of animation and sounds. The sheeps showed how to not give up and work as a team. Children should always learn those skills within a classroom and also as an adult. The way the words rhythm shows children how to rhythm and make up thier own. Poetry is important for young children to learn and carry on throughout their stages of development. Having the ablitity to rhythm or be able to think about words that are pairs is the first step to creative thinking. Children ...more
Brooke Leone
Feb 28, 2015 Brooke Leone rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sheep in a Jeep tells the story of exactly that, a bunch of sheep who have a jeep and run into a few problems with it. At first the jeep won’t move so they push it down a hill, and it ends up in a puddle of mud. The sheep cant get it out, so they call for help from the pigs who help get the jeep out of the mud then the sheep crash the jeep, and sell it for cheap.
You can tell just from the title that this book is going to rhyme. “Sheep in a jeep on a hill thats steep.” Because of the rhymes in t
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Dana Franklin
Feb 13, 2017 Dana Franklin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is just a funny rhyming book that catches the eyes of the children that are reading it. It shows that some animals can mess up a fun drive through the country. It also shows the importance of teamwork.
Tima
Feb 03, 2016 Tima rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-books
Five energetic sheep decide to take a ride in a jeep. But they do not know how to drive very well. Almost immediately they get into some trouble. Thankfully some pigs are able to help them out and the sheep go on their way, only to have another accident that totals their jeep. The sheep decide to give up and sell the jeep parts.

This is a medium size board book. The illustrations are bright and detailed. The illustrations fit well with the plot and help to tell the story. The words on the page ar
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Katharine
Nov 27, 2012 Katharine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: animals, rhyming
Sheep in a Jeep is a cute little story about sheep going on a trip in a jeep. Along the way they struggle to get up a hill and then when they reach the top, the jeep gets out of their hands and rolls down getting stuck in the mud. The sheep try to push and pull the jeep out together and eventually call for help. Some pigs come help them out and get the jeep out of the mud. The sheep are so excited that they forgot to have someone steer the jeep, and they end up crashing. In the end they work tog ...more
Linda
I rated Sheep in a Jeep as just OK. While the story of the mischievous sheep taking an adventurous ride in a Jeep and illustrations were both well intentioned, to me, they were not well coordinated and did not provide as good of a beginning to the story as they could have. The story does involve a car wreck that might be disturbing to some children. I did find the artist's illustrations unique in the medium used.

Learning Extension: Pre-school children and early readers would enjoy the easy readi
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Diana Garcia
This book seems to be more fit for the little ones. It's a fun rhyming book and uses a lot of repitition. Children will definitely be repeating the words. It's a funny story that they'd love to hear because it's about sheep having muddy fun. It also portrays some team work and how it's okay to ask for help when you get really really stuck in situations. There were examples of onomatopoeias within the text which are great for sound effects to get them engaged. There's a lot of action going on whi ...more
Brittany Wood
Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw and illustrated by Margot Apple is a rhyming book for children. It is very predictable in its rhyming pattern and would be good for teaching students pattern and rhyme. Children would probably love hearing a story about the antics of sheep driving a jeep and subsequently getting it stuck in mud, having to push it up a hill, and crashing to pieces since these are not things that barnyard animals typically do. This book would be good in primary grades for repeated rea ...more
Brooke
This is a tongue-twister rhyming book about sheep in a jeep. The book is funny for children who are old enough to understand the story and fun for those who are only old enough to hear the rhyming sounds. It is a physically small book, but would still be good to use at a storytime about rhyming, sheep, or cars.
Dolly
Oct 23, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
Shelves: childrens, rhyming, 2011
We listened to this book being narrated by Jane Staab on audiocassette while we followed along with the book. The short, rhyming narrative and the colorful illustrations are great for beginning readers and help them focus on learning the -eep/-eap sound in particular. Our youngest really liked this book.

We will certainly look for more of the books in the series by Nancy E. Shaw and Margot Apple at our local library.
Risa
Jul 02, 2012 Risa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: repetitive
I think that young children will enjoy this quick moving adventure, because anything that can happen seems to happen to these "wild jeep sheep riders!" There are many new ways that children can
learn to express themselves by listening to the words in the story. The illustrations are very expressive and allow adults an amazing way to share a children's book with the class.

Extension:

For an activity, the children can act out the story of the sheep and all of the adventures that occur. They can prete
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Violet Lewis
Feb 21, 2012 Violet Lewis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: friendship, rhyming, farm
The illustrations in this book are in such a way that children can look at the book and tell what is going on in the story. The words are few and simple and children who are familiar with site words may even be able to read it. The book is filled with relavent position words.It is a fun book that can be read within a few short minutes.

Learning activity:

I read the book one time through so that the children are familar with the book. I will read the book a second time and as a whole group we will
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Angie
Jan 18, 2015 Angie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s
Synopsis: "Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill that’s steep.
Sheep in a Jeep is well loved by the preschool and early-reader sets for its slapstick story of five sheep (in a jeep) and silly sound effects—especially when the jeep goes splash and thud in the mud! Nancy Shaw’s rollicking rhymes are Seuss-snappy, and Margot Apple’s appealing pencil illustrations are expressive and hilarious. This 2010 board book edition, just right for small hands, includes a “Make Your Own Sheep” activity!"


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