Newborn lamb Finn, raised inside the farmhouse, isn't as big and strong as the other animals on the farm. Read more...
Newborn lamb Finn, raised inside the farmhouse, isn't as big and strong as the other animals on the farm. He can't help but be frightened as he ventures outside and encounters unfamiliar sights, sounds, and creatures. With the help of Farmer John and his animal friends, Little Finn learns to be brave and mighty.
This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman, featuring real animals on their bustling Vermont farm (including Sweet Pea from The SheepOver ), celebrates the magic of friendship and finding the courage within.
- ISBN-13: 9780316273596
- ISBN-10: 0316273597
- Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
Series: Sweet Pea & Friends
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-24
- Reviewer: Staff
A new lamb joins the flock, a bit prematurely, in this tender follow-up to The SheepOver (2015). Born early on a winter day, Finn is initially raised in the farmhouse by Farmer John and his family. In the spring, Finn heads outdoors for the first time, and the Churchmans story focuses on his nervous first encounters with a frog, rain, and tractor, among other things, and the ways that Finns friends and siblings defuse his worries. John Churchmans photo-collages bring the seasons to life through textured layers of frost, raindrops, and leaves. Children who share Finns timid tendencies should be encouraged by the strides he makes during his first year. Ages 48. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Oct.)