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 One smart sheep
 Author: Schmidt, Gary D.

 Publisher:  Clarion (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: [79] p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 786860 ISBN: 9780544888357
 Ages: 6-10 Grades: 1-5

 Sheep -- Fiction
 Farm life -- Fiction
 City and town life -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.58

It takes one smart sheep to escape from the farm to explore the city and then find his way home again in this humorous friendship story.

 Added Entry - Personal Name: Stickney, Elizabeth
 Illustrator: Manning, Jane
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 4.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 515368

   Kirkus Reviews (08/01/21)
   School Library Journal (11/01/21)
   Booklist (02/15/22)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/11/21)

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School Library Journal - 11/01/2021 - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 02/15/2022 Abigail Atwood lives with Tippy, her Border collie, in a little red house. Every morning, they climb to the pasture on Atwood Hill and greet Wilson, “the friendliest, wooliest, smartest sheep” in the flock of 27. Distracted when leaving one day, they forget to latch the gate. Soon a truck arrives and workers carry a piano into Abigail’s home. Wilson leaves the pasture and trots up the ramp into the truck. After a short ride, he explores the nearby town before heading home. Meanwhile, a neighbor drives Abigail and Tippy around town to search for the lost sheep. Reunited at the red house that evening, all are content until 26 unexpected visitors arrive at the door. The brevity, clarity, and gentle humor of Schmidt's writing will appeal to many readers, from kids moving up to chapter books to older readers learning English as a second language. Appearing on many double-page spreads, the soft, richly colored pencil-and-watercolor illustrations have a naïve charm that reflects the tone of the telling. An engaging story, well suited to reading aloud. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

Booklist - 02/15/2022 - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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