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|Sheep go on strike|
Author: Dumont, Jean-Francois
When the sheep on a farm go on strike rather than having their warm coats sheared off, the other animals begin taking sides until, at last, a compromise can be reached.
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Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.20
Points: .5 Quiz: 170850
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/14)
School Library Journal (12/01/14)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2014 Gr 1–4—This witty, tongue-in-cheek picture book cleverly translates social studies terminology into easy-to-understand concepts. The sheep on the farm decide to strike since they are tired of always being the ones to give up their fleece. The author prompts critical thinking and inquisition by writing, "Why don't they make cat-hair sweaters, duck-down socks, or donkey-hair britches?" Vocabulary is enhanced through terms such as brutality, revolution, brouhaha, and refrain. The book is a good lead-in to American history, the Boston Tea Party, and other historical standoffs. Large, colorful illustrations set the stage for immediate student interest. Dumont creates mood by giving the animals angry, confused, and content expressions, as well as using emotionally charged terminology (for instance, a sheepdog is accused of police brutality. The art depicts everyday settings and, by the end of the book, more comical ones. This title is a great addition, as it helps children understand many of the ideals upon which America was founded.—Tracey Wong, P.S. 54/Fordham Bedford Academy, Bronx, NY - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.