eBook Sneaky Sheep download
by Chris Monroe
Author: Chris Monroe
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (September 1, 2010)
ePub: 1150 kb
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Category: Children's Books
FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Blossom and Rocky, two sneaky and not very bright sheep, keep trying to get away from the rest of the flock.
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Blossom and Rocky are sheep-very sneaky sheep . I bring up this whole megillah because Chris Monroe's book reminds me of those cartoons, only here it is the sheep (usually the victims)who take center stage while their sheepdog Murphy patiently tries to keep them in the field. Of course, he fails, and their mountain adventure is complete with a wolf and an embankment almost worthy of a Chuck Jones cartoon.
Monroe has written and illustrated eight children’s books, including the Monkey with a Tool Belt series. She has also illustrated four books for other authors. She has exhibited her oil pastel drawings and comics at the Duluth Art Institute, The Tweed Museum, Rifle Sport Gallery, WARM, Katherine Nash Gallery, Palazzo Scalfani, and other galleries, coffee shops, and dimly lit hallways.
Sneaky Sheep - Chris Monroe. In our house a preschooler who broke away and made a run for it was always a Runaway Bunny, even though I found that book kind of creepy. Actually, really creepy. This is a fine alternative. Adults will appreciate the elaborate metaphor of parents as watchful sheepdogs, keeping their charges out of harm, while the kids are sneaky sheep, getting into all kinds of danger and/or trouble. Kids will appreciate the subversion of the sheep. It's cute, it's fun, it's not heavy-handed at all. Probably all the little members of the family will be getting this next Christmas.
Blossom and Rocky are sheep-very sneaky sheep
Blossom and Rocky are sheep-very sneaky sheep. And they are not very good decision makers . Blossom and Rocky are sheepvery sneaky sheep. Poor Murphy, the sheep dog, has rescued them from many adventures, like cliff diving and sunbathing on the railroad tracks. But Rocky and Blossom are always looking for greener grass, and there's no telling what they'll try next.
Monroe's comic-book background is evident. Rocky and Blossom are sheep who have a reputation for disobedience and mischief. These are rendered in dark, large type in a mixture of upper- and lower-case letters and placed above, below and in the middle of the illustrations without ever cluttering the page. They most certainly do not want to follow the flock; they want to explore a world wider than the low meadow. In the past they have run with the bulls, played with fire and been involved in a variety of other "bad decisions.
Blossom and Rocky, two sneaky and not very bright sheep, keep trying to get away from the rest of the flock, in spite of the dangers they encounter.