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Where is the Green Sheep? 01/17/10
Where Is the Green Sheep? is picture book by Australian author Mem Fox. The last book of hers I read was Possum Magic when I was a new Mom and a new member of BookCrossing. It was part of a bookring. In the years between I'd pretty much forgotten about her books until a number of random sources recommended Where is the Green Sheep? to me and my children.
On numerous recommendations I checked out a copy of Where is the Green Sheep? from our library. Sean read it to himself and I read it to Harriet. Sean found the book a quick read (as he should since it's aimed at preschoolers and he's in 2nd grade). Harriet liked the first few pages but quickly went into "play along mode" while I read on.
The book reminds me most of Sandra Boynton's books but it's about twice as long. I think it was just much repetition of "where's the green sheep" before the final pay-off.
When we were done with the book I asked Sean and Harriet for their opinions. Both complained that it didn't make sense for there to be sheep of so many different colors. So while the book is popular with many parents and children and has even inspired a children's play, it didn't win over my two.