This is a book about opposites ... sort of ... Well, there's a thin sheep on a see saw with a wide sheep; and a sun sheep lying on a blanket in sunnies, and a rain sheep doing an impression of Gene Kelly in Singing in the Rain; but there are also wind and wave sheep; bath and bed sheep; swing and slide sheep; and so on. But where is the green sheep?
I had the good fortune of hearing the author, Mem Fox, read this book: she got more and more "annoyed" at the elusiveness of the green sheep until, finally, she turned the page and revealed it, sleeping peacefully on a flower-filled hillside.
Judy Horacek's illustrations are cute, funny and full of imagination and original ideas. Never have sheep been so full of character - no followers, every one here is a born leader!