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 Baabwaa and Wooliam
 Author: Elliott, David

 Illustrator: Sweet, Melissa

 Publisher:  Candlewick Press
 Pub Year: 2017

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 306936 ISBN: 9780763660741
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Sheep -- Fiction

Price: $19.81

Summary:
A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship among sheep.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.90
   Points: .5   Quiz: 190769
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.10
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 71789

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (+) (06/15/17)
   School Library Journal (07/01/17)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/09/17)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2017 PreS-Gr 2—Wooliam, a sheep who reads, and Baabwaa, a sheep who knits, live a quiet life together in their home in a walled-in field. One day, they decide that they need a little adventure in their lives and they set out to see what they can find. After they walk around their contained environment, a strange-looking sheep with dirty, sharp teeth and a filthy coat approaches them. This sheep is not very friendly and chases Wooliam and Baabwaa. It tuns out that he is not a sheep after all but rather a wolf in sheep's clothing, which Wooliam has read about in his books. When the wolf hears Wooliam and Baabwaa discussing this, he becomes contemplative. The chase stops, and the sheep realize that the wolf would like to learn to read. An unlikely friendship begins—one that is not free from an occasional romp around the field. With illustrations created in watercolor, gouache, and mixed media, this picture book is sure to hold the attention of early elementary children. Set in a luscious green field under a blue sky with singing birds, this upbeat story features sweet and relatable sheep and a wolf who is not evil but just rather rambunctious. VERDICT A fun modern take on the big bad wolf. The colorful visuals warmly convey the drama and excitement of the enjoyable text.—Amy Shepherd, St. Anne's Episcopal School, Middleton, DE - Copyright 2017 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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