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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 hilar
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Board Book, 26 pages
Published August 25th 1997 by HMH Books for Young Readers (first published 1986)
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samn
Jun 07, 2008 samn rated it it was amazing
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
Jul 02, 2012 Lillian Angelovic rated it it was amazing
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
Aug 17, 2009 Brice Sainsbury rated it liked it
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
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
Sep 03, 2015 Christopher Hicks rated it it was amazing
It was a cute well written children's book.
Michelle
Oct 08, 2009 Michelle rated it liked it
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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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
David
Jul 10, 2011 David rated it really liked it
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
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
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
Tima
Feb 03, 2016 Tima rated it really liked it
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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Brooke Leone
Feb 28, 2015 Brooke Leone rated it it was amazing
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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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
Feb 22, 2015 Brittany Wood rated it really liked it
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
Angie
Jan 20, 2015 Angie rated it liked it
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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Laura Metts
Feb 15, 2014 Laura Metts rated it really liked it
Shelves: rhyme
Sheep in a Jeep

I found the book Sheep in a Jeep to be engaging. The illustrations of the sheep really convey the emotions they're experiencing as they try to drive the jeep and screw up with every attempt. The rhymes through out the book will keep the children engaged as well. I thought that the large print, rhyming text, and repetition would be great for young readers to begin reading with. This book has good vocabulary that children may not be familiar with, example cheap, steep, and steer.

Lea
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Kelsee Crenshaw
Apr 26, 2016 Kelsee Crenshaw rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
This book is well liked and known by many! Not only is this book a fun read, but it allows readers to work on their reading and counting. Within this book, the sheep are wild drivers and love to have fun! The rhythmic book will catch and keep the readers attention, all while having fun. My first reaction when I first read this book was "Why are sheep driving? What is this teaching kids?" Then I came to the conclusion that the book is a very fun read, and not every book needs to have a lesson con ...more
Jenna Zuckerman
PRINCIPLES OF PHONICS:

"Sheep In A Jeep" allows educators to use literature to teach a phonics lesson.
Beep! Beep!
Sheep in a jeep on hill thats steep!
Uh-oh! The jeep won't go.
Sheep leap to push the jeep.

The story promotes a humorous storyline to get readers giggling and to have them enjoy the story. Within the story, readers grasp the understanding of the -eep words that are constantly exposed throughout the book (beep, sheep, jeep). This particular principle of phonics also helps young child
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Elise Edwards
This is the original book in a series about the misgivings of a group of sheep. This story focuses around the group of sheep and their jeep. After finally getting the jeep to go, the sheep get it stuck in a heap of mud. After some help from pigs to get it out, the sheep eventually crash the jeep into a tree to end the story.

This series would be great to use with Kindergarten or even First graders in a reading or spelling lesson as a mentor text. This book is full of rhyming words and it uses th
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Debra

The sheep are adorable. Funny story and what child would not want to hear it told over and over. It is a very good poem, all lines rhymes. Children could very quickly tell the story by looking at the great expressive pictures.



Ask the children to find the words that rhyme, example:cheer, steer, dear
heap, sweep, heap

A good opportunity to point out that words do not have to be spelled the same way to rhyme.
Ask the children to think of other animals and words that rhyme with these animals,example:
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Belinda
Jun 17, 2014 Belinda rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy reading this book to my toddler, for whom it is a favourite. I would definitely recommend it from about a year old. The story is fun, the rhyming is clever, and it's not too painful to read over and over and over.

The only down sides - I do wish the bird appeared on every page as my toddler likes to hunt for it.

She loves the book so much - she takes it to bed with her and I almost go running when I hear 'uh oh!' 'oh no!' yelled at the top of her lungs, it takes me a moment to reali
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EDUC535
Jun 02, 2016 EDUC535 added it
Shelves: fiction
Meredith Flamik

Sheep in a Jeep is a story for readers of all ages! Sheep in a Jeep is a silly story about five sheep cramming into one jeep and all the trouble that comes from it! Sheep in a Jeep is a wonderful choice for children as young as preschool age all the way up to early-readers. I suggest using Sheep in a Jeep to introduce and/or reinforce the power of rhyming!

If you enjoy Sheep in a Jeep check out Nancy Shaw’s other silly stories about the rhyming sheep that always seem to find troub
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Necole Penn
Jun 08, 2013 Necole Penn rated it really liked it
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
Katharine
Nov 27, 2012 Katharine rated it liked it
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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Leah
Apr 23, 2015 Leah rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
I don't like this one quite as much as Sheep in a Shop, but sheep in a jeep was cleverly funny. The rhymes are delightful. The plus side is that my son loves looking at the jeep! It was a bit on the sillier side, but easy teaching/talking points would be the good of problem solving (pushing a jeep that stopped), pulling it out of the mud, cleaning up after the jeep became a heap, and then selling it at a reasonable price (; Funny things to point out would be the importance of steering!
Melissa Holt
Jan 19, 2015 Melissa Holt rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rhyming
Sheep in a Jeep is funny for those children that like to see crazy sheep’s in ‘trouble’ and running into things. The book also teaches the children about helping others, when the sheep help each other clean up the messes they made. As I was reading this book I realized that the book was great to read to children, because of the rhyming words in it. The story does not have long sentences in it but leaves room for you to put a puppet show on and add more to the story for the children.
Romanus Elangwe
Mar 11, 2014 Romanus Elangwe rated it really liked it
Shelves: authors
OVERVIEW: (Nancy E. Shaw)

Nancy was born in 1946 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. She received her A.B. with High Distinction and Highest Honors in English from the University of Michigan, where she was named to Phi Beta Kappa and was a winner of the presgigious Hopwood Award. She reeived her M.A.T. from Harvard University. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband and two children, Allison and Danny. "Sheep in a Jeep," is her first picture book.
Cathy
Mar 03, 2014 Cathy rated it really liked it
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.

Preschool and special ed worthy entertainment. Fun little read aloud.
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