Perfect Picture Book Fridays.
Sheep in a Jeep
Written by Nancy Shaw
Illustrated by Margot Apple
Houghton Mifflin, 1986
Suitable for: Ages 1 and up
Theme/Topic: Animals, Sheep, Rhyming
Opening: Beep! Beep!
Sheep in a jeep
on a hill that's steep.
Brief Synopsis: A review line from the Boston Globe on the author's website sums it up best: "A rollicking, simple story that never loses its bounce."
Link to Resources: The board book version of the book includes a "Make your very own soft and fluffy sheep!" on the last page. The author Nancy Shaw has a page of activities to go with her books. The Safety activity goes with this book. She has seven sheep books listed on her website. A to Z Teacher Stuff has a Sheep in a Jeep Lesson plan.
Why I chose this book: Enzo's book benefactor Betty Williams gave him this as a Christmas gift. He has received books directly from Mrs. Williams and indirectly through his cousin Rosa, who is Mrs. Williams' granddaughter. This is a board book, so it makes it sturdy in toddler's hands. The rhyming language is easy and fun.
To find more picture books and resources, visit Susanna Leonard Hill's blog and look for the Perfect Picture Books page.