Book 5 - Where is the Green Sheep? #100daysofbooks

Day 5, and Where is the Green Sheep? Tons of friends recommended this one, and there's something really lovely about it - so simple and yet so engaging. I often read it wrong - when it gets to the 'wide sheep' I always look at the picture and say 'fat sheep'. Hmmm ... a psychoanalyst would have a field day. But! It's fun with joyful illustrations and a nice rhythm. From the pen of Mem Fox, beloved Australian writer of children's books, I could read this over and over. And it's another one that ends appropriately for bedtime (I'm sensing a pattern with this in picture books .. who would have thought?) Also, Mem Fox reads it aloud here.

UPDATE: If you're interested in some insights into Mem Fox's writing, and about Where is the Green Sheep? particularly, fellow writer and friend Caylie Jeffery wrote this blog after Mem gave a talk at the (now sadly closed) Black Cat Books.

Master A's verdict: Loves this one and always wants to grab the pages.


  • Title: Where is the Green Sheep?
  • Author/Illustrator: Mem Fox and Judy Horacek
  • Source: Gift from friends and in home library
  • Publisher: Penguin

What's on tomorrow? Not sure - will be diving into the pile.

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