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Hide and Sheep
by Andrea Beaty and Bill Mayer

Overview - Farmer McFitt's mischievous sheep have escaped Who wants to stay on the farm when they could be shot out of a cannon at the circus or go surfing at the beach--they even pose as art in a museum Can Farmer McFitt round up this rowdy bunch in time for a wooly surprise?  Read more...

 
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Overview
Farmer McFitt's mischievous sheep have escaped Who wants to stay on the farm when they could be shot out of a cannon at the circus or go surfing at the beach--they even pose as art in a museum Can Farmer McFitt round up this rowdy bunch in time for a wooly surprise?
This rollicking, rhyming read-aloud will become a favorite counting and bedtime book for parents and kids. Bill Mayer's energetic, expressive sheep are adorably silly, and his pictures are chock-full of hilarious details kids will love.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781416925446
  • ISBN-10: 1416925449
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-8


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Farm Animals
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Bedtime & Dreams

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2011-03-07
  • Reviewer: Staff

This amusing counting book features Farmer McFitt's sheep, who pole vault the gate and have a busy day in the city. While the format is familiar—one sheep stays behind at each location they visit—Beaty's (Firefighter Ted) smart couplets and Mayer's (All Aboard! A Traveling Alphabet) retro-inflected pen-and-ink artwork give the story its freshness. The illustrations are filled with enough humor to prompt requests for rereading and include plenty of jokes for adults as well. At the art museum, Dalí's wilted clocks are rendered as sheepskins while van Gogh's self-portrait is transformed into a sheep. Using a muted palette with pixilated cartoon textures, Mayer's illustrations are chockfull of action, adventure, and droll, rambunctious sheep who find their way to a baseball game, a movie theater, and the library ("Novels and poetry! All of it free!/ They nosh and they nibble from A down to Z"). The abrupt ending—it's unclear how or when Farmer McFitt found the sheep and accomplished his intended shearing, much less knit them new outerwear—is the only weak point in an otherwise comedic lark. Ages 4–8. (May)

 
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