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Thursday, 6 March 2014

Review: 10 Funny Sheep

Taken from the rhythm and rhyming style of Ten Green Bottles, here counting sheep is better than counting bottles. But what do sheep get up to all day?

We count backwards and find the hidden numbers somewhere on the page as the sheep sing silly songs, hang out clothes, walk through a maze, try to fly a kite, and other imaginative, crazy and fun things.

This sheep tale is hilarious with its creative and intricate illustrations that speak volumes and add life and movement to the whole sing-along.  The expressions on the sheep’s faces are unforgettable and even without the text (which is a comedy in itself) the pictures tell the story convincingly. This is the true test of text translation.

I love this book. It too, will take up permanent residence on my kid’s book shelf.

Title: 10 Funny Sheep
Author: Ed Allen
Illustrator: Andrea Edmonds
Publisher: Scholastic Australia, $13.99 RRP
Publication Date: December 2013
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742836379
For ages: 3+
Type: Rhyming Picture Book

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