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.