A lamb for my supper will taste mighty fine thought a wily old wolf by the name of Lou Pine as he sneakily, slyly snuck up on the flock But it wasn t the sheep that were in for a shock With a stunningly cunning plan, Lou Pine finds a disguise that is sure to deliver a lamb stew or two But this flock of sheep aren t quite the dumb mutton they seem


10 thoughts on “The Great Sheep Shenanigans

  1. Gina Gina says:

    Lou Pine s plots are less complicated than Wile E Coyote s, but there is a certain similarity that is hard to miss Silly, but in a way most kids will probably appreciate.


  2. Elaine Elaine says:

    As the person who adds all the materials to our collection at the library, I am privvy to everything new This book really tickled my funny bone with the witty rhyming and good illustrations I usually don t stop to read the books I process but this one was certainly worth it from an adult s point of view, anyway


  3. Lorna Lorna says:

    It had me at Lou Pine, LOL Not since Wile E Coyote has a sheep hunter been so inept Silly, rhyming good fun


  4. Shazzer Shazzer says:

    Excellent reading aloud rhythm, wonderfully inept lead and as always, a well timed poo joke is always welcome.


  5. Hilda Hilda says:

    With a stunningly cunning plan, Lou Pine, finds a disguise that is sure to deliver a lamb stew or two But this flock of sheep aren t quite the dumb mutton they seemI have an embarrassing secret to tell, well it won t be a secret any I didn t know what mutton was until I was a grown up In Spanish you don t use different names for different types of stews It s chicken stew, beef stew, sheep stew, etc You name the type of meat or vegetable being used and add stew or soup to the end I d With a stunningly cunning plan, Lou Pine, finds a disguise that is sure to deliver a lamb stew or two But this flock of sheep aren t quite the dumb mutton they seemI have an embarrassing secret to tell, well it won t be a secret any I didn t know what mutton was until I was a grown up In Spanish you don t use different names for different types of stews It s chicken stew, beef stew, sheep stew, etc You name the type of meat or vegetable being used and add stew or soup to the end I didn t know what mutton was until very recently This is why I kept reading the story Then the beautiful and diverse vocabulary full of synonyms was introduced and I was in love As an elementary school teacher I m always looking for good children s books Not just pretty pictures but books full of great tales They can be cautionary, funny, or scary tales that kids really like BUT that also have high quality vocabulary I use a lot of picture books to teach It can be Chrysanthemum, that not only talks about identity but also bullying and has great vocabulary words I choose books that are not just fun, actually sometimes I choose silly books that will make my students laugh like The Princess and the Pony A pony that farts Farting is always funny to 8 year olds Always I digress, my point is that when I find a book like this one, The Great Sheep Shenanigans even the title is amazing , I find gold It s a hidden gem and you bet I m going to read it to my third grade class I work with English Language Learners ELL and it s always grammar, and phonics, and structured reading The only time they get to enjoy books is during read aloud time There s been tears when we have to skip this time Like actual tears This is their favorite time of day They get to listen to me read to them and they think they re not learning, but I m sneaky This will be one of my sneaky books The book I read every year The book I give to a group to find and define all the words they don t know and then make a poster for their presentation There is so much beautiful vocabulary in this book In the picture above we are introduced to Rambo the Ramcome on Rambo the Ram RAMBO THE RAM I love it He uses words like scram, vamoose, not welcome, buzz off The picture backs up what he is saying and even if one or all of my students don t know what every word means they can use the picture or context clues to figure out they all mean to leave There are so many examples of this type of high vocabulary throughout the book and I love it Also, it s very funny Rambo the Ram He aimed his big horns at the wolf s derriere and sent him skedaddling up in the air Ouch My behind And you see poor Lou s behind hurting and him jumping in the air Seriously, this is a must read for parents and or teachers The kids will love it and you will feel good because you are giving them a smart children s book


  6. Jonathan Jones Jonathan Jones says:

    I enjoyed the plot of this story and the clever rhymes, although silly at times, a KS1 age group would find it hilarious It follows simplistic character archetypes that younger children would understand making it something to read or that age group


  7. Lara Lara says:

    Silly picture book with puns and wordplay and fluffy, fluffy sheep Definitely a kids sense of silliness I d pull this one out for wolves or sheep storytime themes, or for a rhyming vocabulary focus Lou Pine Hehehe


  8. Joelle Joelle says:

    hilarious very fun read


  9. Brianna Osborne Brianna Osborne says:

    Colin and I thought it was cute, with great illustrations and language that was expansive for kids Bede would sit still for it about half the time.


  10. Gregory Gregory says:

    Fun read with kidsMy six year old has asked me to read this book repeatedly I just wish it was a little longer.