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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith
Enter, Night by Michael Rowe
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Heat Rises by Richard Castle
The Homecoming by Ray Bradbury
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How to Party with a Killer Vampire by Penny Warner
If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This by Robin Black
If You Give a Dog a Donut by Laura Joffe Numeroff
Last Night by Hyewon Yum
Listen to my Trumpet by Mo Willems
Little Bo in France by Julie Andrews Edwards
The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Prisoner's Dilemma by Trenton Lee Stewart
One Moon, Two Cats by Laura Godwin
The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Rise of the Evening Star (audio) by Brandon Mull
Sheep in a Shop by Nancy E. Shaw
The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
The Southernmost Cat by John Cech
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Tales From Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan
Tell Me the Day Backwards by Albert Lamb
The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 04 by CLAMP
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 05 by CLAMP
The Watchlist edited by Jefferey Deaver
Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
xxxHolic 11 by CLAMP

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
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2 stars: OK
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Comments for Sheep in a Shop

Sheep in a Shop: 08/08/12

 cover art 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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