Monday, December 13, 2010

Where Is The Green Sheep? by Mem Fox

Rating: 5 out of 5
Reading level: Baby-Preschool
Board book: 32 pages
Publisher: Penguin Group (Australia) 2006
Language: English
ISBN-13: 9780143501763
Under 5

Opening Sentence "Here is the blue sheep"

Another brilliant edition to Mem Fox's range of children's books. In this book we meet lots of different sheep, but we can not find the green sheep. Where is it?

Mem Fox again uses a lyrical style with rhyme and repetition. This works really well and makes the story fun, simple and easy to follow for babies and toddlers. The whole way through its shows lots of different sheep and at various points the book asks where is the green sheep? This builds the anticipation for children as right at the end Mem Fox says "turn the page quietly - let's take a peep...." and there is the green sheep fast asleep.

Judy Horacek has done a lovely job illustrating the book. She has used bright and vibrant colours. The pictures are simple and clear making it all stand out. Each page has a sheep "doing" what it is. For instance the bath sheep is sitting in a bubble bath. Even though the art work is simple the sheep still manage to be full of character.

A wonderful book to read to your toddler and for them to learn to read with. If you only get one or two Mem Fox books this has to be one of them.


  1. Thanks for another great recommendation. Can't seem to stop buying books for Gage!

  2. James likes this one dosen't he - read it to him 3 times on Saturday