Sheep Take a Hike by Nancy E. Shaw

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That fun flock is raring for a rugged hiking adventure. Rapid rhythm, rhyme, and colorful illustrations make this a perfect introduction to poetry.
 

About Nancy E. Shaw

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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/.  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.
 
Published September 26, 1994 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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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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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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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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Shaw's anything but sheepish sheep are on the move again--this time by hoof. As with their previous misadventures ( Sheep in a Jeep ; Sheep in a Shop ), everything is just dandy at the start of their

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This adventure lacks the comic fullness of the best of Shaw and Apple's work, said PW, but the light verse is as snappy as ever and the sheep's facial expressions remain delightfully emotive.

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Shaw and Apple offer more sheep shenanigans featuring the fractious flock that wreaked hilarious havoc in Sheep in a Jeep , Sheep on a Ship and Sheep in a Shop .

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This adventure lacks the comic fullness of the best of Shaw and Apple's work, said PW, but the light verse ""is as snappy as ever"" and the sheep's facial expressions remain ""delightfully emotive."" Ages 2-6.

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