Where is the Green Sheep?
There are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, scared sheep and brave sheep, but where is the green sheep?
The search is on in this cozy, sheep-filled story from acclaimed author Mem Fox and popular Australian cartoonist Judy Horacek. Complete with sleepy rhymes and bright illustrations, this book is sure to delight children of all ages, from the very young...more
Every couple pages after observing the other sheep we are asked, "But where is the green sheep?" It isn't until the end of the book that we find "There she is... she's fast asleep."
With lovely rhymes and lovely images, this one is guaranteed to put you and baby into a peaceful, and hopefully nap-ready mood. Definitely worth owning.
Jake's Rating: 8/10
Mom's Review: My buddy Carianne lent this one to me a long time ago because the night she babysat Jake, he made her read it over and over and over again. He loved it so much that I had to go out and buy my ow...more
Author: Mem Fox, Judy, Horacek
Summary: In a search for the green sheep, a variety of concepts are presented.
A. Focus is on the illustrations in this story.
B. The story is unique in the large number of concepts presented in one book. The concepts are nicely illustrated in a simple but amusing manner that children will find appealing. For example, after introducing the colors blue and red, the concept of thin and wide is humorously illustrated (pg 10)...more
The simple rhyming text, using a vocabulary of colors and opposites, makes this a great book to read to toddlers and preschoolers. The book is structured to re...more
Since my two-year-old son obtained his first library card recently, we've been eagerly embarking on weekly visits and barrowing toddler books by the truck-loads. As a mother of a child at the height of his ABC's, 123's and colors regiment, I'm constantly on the hunt to find the most effective educational books to facilitate my son's learning.
Where is the Green Sheep is simple, effective and fun. My son loves the book. The illustrations are delightful as well. As any parent knows of a toddler's...more
Extension- Nothing is better than a good old game of I SPY. Instead of just using colors, use ad...more
On numerous recommendations I checked out a copy of Where is the Green Sheep? from our library. Sean read it to himself and I read it to Harriet...more
In a large group have a discussion about the book, encourage the children to ask question and comment. Then have the children create their own " Where is the Sheep" and talk about where their sheep is and what they are doing.
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?
Here is the thin sheep, and here is the wide sheep.
Here is the swing sheep, and here is the slide sheep.
But where is the green sheep?
Here is the up sheep, and here is the down sheep.
Here is the band sh...more
Activity Extension: Get an assortment of small animals and hide them around your classroom. Give the children a certain amount of time then see who found the most animals.
However, ours came with a green sheep plush doll and the little one would ask to have the book read and then try to 'find' the stuffed green sheep - needless to say this has become the most requested book so for that reason I have given it 4 stars. Having the accompanying green sheep doll turns this book into a fun game.
Luckily in the end we find the green sheep just taking a nap.
Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book ever in Australia, with sales of over three million. And in th...more