#blogbookaday: Baabwaa & Wooliam

3 Feb

34129054Summary:  “A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship from David Elliott and Melissa Sweet that is sure to have readers in stitches from start to finish.

Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring, but they like it. Then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who wears a tattered wool coat and has long, dreadfully decaying teeth. Wooliam, being well-read, recognizes their new acquaintance: the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing! The wolf is so flattered to discover his literary reputation precedes him that he stops trying to eat Baabwaa and Wooliam. And a discovery by the sheep turns the encounter into an unexpected friendship.” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This story is too much fun! With silly text and and illustrations that completely embrace that silliness, this story will be sure to have kids doubled over in laughter. I mean, how can you not laugh with text like, “It’s the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing I’ve read about.” I love Melissa Sweet’s illustrations filled with water color and mixd media – a style that is all Melissa’s and perfect for this story of sweet little sheep looking for an adventure and getting more than they bargained for in the process!

Personal Reaction: I think my favorite part was even though the wolf and sheep became friends, the wolf still would chase after the sheep every so often. It’s so funny to read aloud and I think this will be a huge hit with kids – especially preschool and young elementary school age kids who get the humor.

Title: Baabwaa & Wooliam
Author: David Elliott
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication Date: September 12, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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