Baa Baa Blue Sheep is the third in the what happened before the famous nusery rhyme series by Tony Wilson and Laura Wood.
Baa Baa Blue Sheep is the next in the behind-the-scenes nursery rhyme trilogy that started with The Cow Tripped Over the Moon and Hickory Dickory Dash (illustrated Laura Wood). Both of those titles were boosted by selection as the National Simultaneous Storytime title in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Baa Baa Blue Sheep didn’t have that fortune, but it is a fun and funny book about sharing. The master and the dame are BIG FANS of wool. As it turns out, coloured sheep abound and there should be enough for everyone. The problem is, the master and the dame won’t share.
Each colourful encounter ends in wool catastrophe. Finally, a boy watching on can handle it no more …
Good work little boy who lives down the lane! Teachers and parents will have fun talking about colours, counting bags of wool, and discussing the general theme of sharing. A video version of me reading the story will go up on Story Box Library in March or April 2020
It ‘s a great companion to Cow and Hickory. Order at your local bookshop, or email me via contact page if you’re having trouble with stock. I can post a signed copy.
“A respectful nod to the old nursery rhyme; adopting a modern take on our embracement of ‘colour’, but remaining true to the classic song we all know and love. Award-winning team, author Tony Wilson and illustrator Laura Wood of ‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’ and ‘Hickory Dickory Dash’ fame, once again win us over with this humorous twist; ‘Baa Baa Blue Sheep’.
It’s a counting-down fiasco of multi-coloured proportions when the master and the dame brawl over every bag of wool, claiming each colour to be best suited to them. In a hilarious rhyming frenzy, they address each colour sheep, adapted from the well-known phrase, “Baa, baa, blue sheep, have you any wool?”, in which the sheep responds, “Yes sir, yes sir, nine bags full.” Bright and bold imaginations take flight as master and dame fancy themselves in each coloured daydream, pronouncing that all the wool (of diminishing quotas) must be theirs, and theirs alone. Eventually their squabbling stops at three black bags full when the boy who lives down the lane stops them and demands them to share.
With vivacious illustrations that boast comically irrational antics, here is yet another classic that will have pre-schoolers sewn up in woolly stitches from top to bottom. A wonderful re-adaption to share with our youngsters with the added themes on sharing, farming and treating each other and their belongings with respect. Highly recommended.
CBCA Reading Time” - Romi Sharp