Moo! by David LaRochelle, illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
published in 2013 by Walker Books for Young Readers
Take one contented cow. Show her a snazzy red sports car. Turn your back.
How long do you give her before she’s in a lollapalooza lot of trouble?
Using just one word — moo — David LaRochelle spins a hilarious story! Mike Wohnoutka’s bold gouache illustrations scream with action and humor. For story hours and read-alouds, this is pure genius. I think you’ll be reading it again, and again, and again!
Sheep in a Jeep, by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple
published in 1986 by Houghton Mifflin Company
This classic favorite was the first of Nancy Shaw’s books about those silly sheep.
Travel with these plump, wooly-headed friends in a jeep…on a hill that’s steep…heading straight for disaster!
Shaw’s masterful, rhythmic, rhyming text is great for a beginning reader, and the antics of these beloved sheep have been making us giggle and groan for — almost 30 years?! Margot Apple’s soft, bright illustrations capture the tumbling and bumbling herd brilliantly.
Crazy, humorous, fun.
Pick both of these up for sure-fire cheerfulness on the next rainy day. Both are for preschoolers and up.