Lemniscaat

Juvenile fiction

isbn:978-1-932425-81-9
price:USD 16,95
edition:hardcover, 104 pages

author: Lenneke Westera

illustrator: Sylvia van Ommen

Sheep and Goat

In this humorous storybook, Sheep and Goat bleat in their meadow all day long.

Marleen Westera records these wooly quadrupeds' heated discussions about everything from earthly affairs to Goat's birthday and Sheep's family.

Sylvia van Ommen's illustrations convey the stories using only a few strokes of the brush. She shows with limited means that however sheepish they may seem, Sheep and Goat know what matters in life.

Reviews

"Reminiscent in tone of Frog and Toad. ... Simple, evocative drawings perfectly complement the story's warmth and generous spirit. A great choice for young readers and an excellent read aloud."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Told with a subtle and consistent undercurrent of wit, these 18 short stories are pleasant bedtime reading. ...The occasional pen-and-ink drawings are pitch perfect and more than a little extraordinary. They convey the low-key humor exquisitely. This title is definitely for children who would like the tone of Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad" stories in an early-chapter-book format."
-School Library Journal

"Philosophical, whimsical, charming."
-Booklist

other books by Sylvia van Ommen:

The Surprise
The Surprise