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Sheep in a Shop: 08/08/12

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Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E Shaw was one of three Shaw sheep books I used to read to my son when he was a toddler. I later read them to my daughter but both have grown up a bit and moved on in their reading tastes. We gave the Shaw books to a friend who has younger children.

While going through the culls, I realized I'd never reviewed it, even though I did the other two. So in a fit of nostalgia, I am writing a little review. That's the nice thing about running a personal blog, being able to give into one's whims.

The silly group of sheep want to buy a present. First they have to decide what to buy. They try all sorts of silly rhyming things. Eventually they find the right gift but after going through all their pockets, they don't have enough! What can the sheep do? Barter of course! Wool for a present!

Shaw's rhymes are a similar level of difficulty and silliness to Dr. Seuss's Fox in Socks or Green Eggs and Ham. The words are all things a young child will understand but presented as enough of a tongue twister to make the adult reading the book mess up. A tongue tied adult is funny.

I'm going to miss reading these books. I hope they bring giggles to their newest owners.

Five stars

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