I made the greatest discovery by accident this week. (Well, technically it was my boss who made the fantastic discovery.) I have long loved the book Sheep In a Jeep by Nancy E. Shaw. For years it was my go-to book that I gave to new and expecting mothers. This week my boss, knowing how much I loved the book Sheep In a Jeep, bought me a surprise gift, Sheep On a Ship! Sheep On a Ship is just as great as Sheep In a Jeep! (I may even like it just a bit more than Sheep In a Jeep!) But the real gift was learning that Nancy Shaw has a whole series of Sheep books. (A flock of sheep books if you will...ha ha ha.) I had no idea! I thought Sheep In a Jeep was just a one book thing. But, I could not have been more wrong! There is a bunch of Sheep books, including Sheep Take a Hike, which fits so perfectly with our nursery theme. I can't wait to check some of the other titles out from the library and add a few of them to the Christmas list.
The Sheep books all feature simply rhyming text and tell of an ill fated adventure that a flock of sheep take on. The books are charmingly illustrated by Margot Apple. They are funny and clever and I am just so excited that there is more than one! I can't wait to read them all to my son!