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The Resource One sheep, blue sheep, written by Thom Wiley ; illustrated by Ben Mantle

One sheep, blue sheep, written by Thom Wiley ; illustrated by Ben Mantle

Label
One sheep, blue sheep
Title
One sheep, blue sheep
Statement of responsibility
written by Thom Wiley ; illustrated by Ben Mantle
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Five sheep are blue, green, yellow, purple, and red!
Review
  • Preschool A play on the rhyme “one sheep, two sheep, red sheep, blue sheep,” this concept board book introduces basic colors and, to a lesser extent, counting. As a farmer spiffs up his farm with cans of paint, mishaps ensue, transforming his sheep “with fleece as white as snow” into a multihued herd. A sneeze causes one sheep to be doused in blue, while another gets a coat of yellow when it upsets a ladder, and so it goes. Close observers of the vibrant digital illustrations will get a lesson in mixing colors: yellow and blue paint produce a green sheep, and so on. Die-cut reveals of each hue add to the liveliness of the tale. -- McKulski, Kristen (Reviewed 07-01-2012) (Booklist, vol 108, number 21, p67)
  • Errant buckets of paint left around a farm turn five sheep from white to red, yellow, blue, green, and purple. Along the way, paint cans fly through the air, and the sheep slip and slide and dump paint on each other, Gatorade-style (cotton ball–shaped die-cuts show off each sheep’s new color). Wiley’s verse incorporates a few sly nursery rhyme references (the sheep’s fleece is initially “as white as snow” and later the farmer “laughed to see such sport”), and Mantle’s illustrations are both full of color and slapstick action. Up to age 3. (June) --Staff (Reviewed June 25, 2012) (Publishers Weekly, vol 259, issue 26, p)
  • A farmer's clumsiness leads to a color explosion. "[W]hen the farmer spill[s] paint on [one sheep's] head--" chaos ensues. These sheep receive one outrageous dye job after another as paint cans splatter on their heads. Though the first makeovers are sheer accident, they enjoy their stylish wooly dos. The sheep's faces express their zany personalities with a tilt of their heads and a flip of their floppy ears. With such a slight plot there's not a lot of opportunity for character development, but they do have a lot of fun. The text is not as strong, with meter galloping unevenly from rhyme to rhyme. A lighthearted twist distinguishes the end. "The farmer laughed to see such sport. / He knew just what to do. / He sheared those five silly sheep and said, / Thanks for the scarf, you colorful crew!" Die-cut circles with scalloped edges provide peepholes but seem additional rather than intrinsic to the composition as a whole. Complementing the flock's shenanigans, the farmer toils comically in each digital spread, adding extra visual interest for readers. A colorful, off-kilter barnyard party. (Board book. 2-4)(Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2012)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10133118
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiley, Thom
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"For all ages"--P. [4] of cover
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
Reading level
1.8
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mantle, Ben
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sheep
  • Board books
  • Sheep
Target audience
preschool
Label
One sheep, blue sheep, written by Thom Wiley ; illustrated by Ben Mantle
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • On die-cut board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
867441
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780545402842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545402842
  • (OCoLC)759176932
Label
One sheep, blue sheep, written by Thom Wiley ; illustrated by Ben Mantle
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Cover title
  • On die-cut board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
867441
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780545402842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780545402842
  • (OCoLC)759176932

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