Sheep Blast Off! by Nancy E. Shaw

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When a mysterious spacecraft lands in a nearby pasture, the lovable, blundering sheep get in gear for the ride of their lives! Unfortunately, these sheep don’t know the first thing about piloting a spaceship . . . but there may be someone else on board who does! Readers will have a blast with Nancy Shaw’s clever rhymes and Margot Apple’s hilarious illustrations in this latest Sheep adventure.
 

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Margot Apple is a freelance illustrator, having illustrated more than fifty books for children while also producing illustrations for "Cricket" and "Ladybug" magazines. She now lives in Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts, with her husband and their pets, a dog and a cat. Nancy Shaw is the author of seven beloved tales featuring the endearing and comical sheep. She came up with the idea for the sheep books during a very long car trip with her husband and two children. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her family. For more information, visit http://www.nancyshawbooks.com/.
 
Published June 2, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Those totally delightful sheep who appeared earlier in a jeep (1986) and on a ship (1989) turn up in a country store, impecunious but in need of supplies for a birthday picnic.

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No toddler has ever precipitated more mayhem then these five insouciant sheep, now stopping at the quaint ``Tiddley Wink Tea Shop,'' which is run by an unsuspecting cat.

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In their sixth appearance, Shaw's six insouciant sheep bumble their way through an expedition featuring the usual trials and mishaps of novice hikers (steep climbs, briars, arguing about the trail, a bog, getting lost).

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/ Sheep climb through the spaceship door.” Shaw’s familiar, bouncy rhymes are well-matched to the loopy plot, with weightless sheep rolling around inside the ship, and alien sheep (green with antennae that contain extra eyes) coming aboard to help them out of an interplanetary mess.

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Sheep have shopped, hiked, trick-or-treated; now readers find sheep in space!

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Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that there is nothing offensive about this nonsense rhyming book.

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This is the seventh book in the series, but you don't need to read the others to enjoy this particular adventure.

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