Author: Julia Dweck
Illustrator: Wilson Williams, Jr.
Summary: “Young Mary had a little lamb. His name was Sheppard sheep,
And everywhere that Mary went
That sheep was sure to sleep.”
This is not your average Mother Goose nursery rhyme. In this hilarious parody, poor Mary has one very sleepy, slumbering, snoozing sheep named Sheppard and Mary’s mom is not happy. Can Mary can keep her sleepy sheep awake?
Young readers will laugh along at Mary’s zany attempts, as she tries everything from spicy-hot fiestas to water fights. The humor is fast and fun in this easy to read rhyming adventure.
I received a complimentary copy of this EBook in exchange for an honest, uncompensated review.
In rhyming verse this parody of Mary had a Little Lamb is very entertaining. It's also very amusing with poor Mary trying everything she can think of to keep her sleepy sheep awake. Up until the end every page you turn shows Mary unsuccessfully trying another sleepiness antidote.
My children laughed at all the tricks Mary tried and they enjoyed the pictures that went along with with them. But wow, Mary sure is persistent so it teaches children to never give up.
Once again Julia Dweck has a winner in my eyes with this page turner. My children will no doubt make me read this again hundreds of times. I won't mind reading it because it is quick and easy to read. Making it a perfect bedtime story. I see more Julia Dweck books in my children's future, maybe Humpfree the Humpless Camel that is set to be released October 2, 2013.
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