I thought this book was a lot of fun. My two year old did, too. We read it several times in a row. It was fun to read the first time and each subsequent time. I also thought that the book was really funny.
This book is about two sheep that don’t listen to the herding dog who is trying to protect them. They get into trouble, the herding dog saves them, and they learn their lesson — for awhile. While these sheep are not of outstanding moral fiber, they’re not bad or rude or mean or anything other than sneaky and a little short sighted.
I’m not usually a fan of books that talk about people or animals that run away — but this story was different. I didn’t get the feeling that my son would start trying to take off after reading this book. It is clear that the sheep should not be sneaking off and clear that it was a bad idea and that the herding dog was right.
The story is straight forward and well written. The illustrations are fun and give the book an extra tone to it. In one part, the book says, “Murphy also knew there were dangers on the mountain. It wasn’t a good place for two sheep by themselves.” There are illustrations of rocky cliffs, avalanches, raging rivers, waterfalls, etc. but then there is an illustration of knitters running after them for their wool that made me laugh very hard.
This is a great book. It came out a few years ago. Go read it! You’ll be so happy you did and so will your kiddo. I’m looking forward to reading her Monkey with a Tool Belt books.
Where Obtained: Library.
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