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Little Baa
Lewis, Kim.
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First U.S. edition.
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Little Baa becomes separated from the rest of the sheep, but he is soon reunited with his Ma.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 49851.
Format :


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Material Type
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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From the acclaimed author-illustrator of Floss comes a refreshing take on the story of a lost lamb. One spring day, Little Baa frisks and runs in the field, leaving his Ma far behind. Soon he is lost and all alone. How will Ma ever find him? This reassuring tale features an adorable new character in Little Baa--plus, a cameo by one of the author's best-loved characters from previous stories, Floss the sheepdog!

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Little Baa is dancing through the fields as his Ma eats quietly nearby. When she looks up, Baa is gone. The other lambs, with whom Baa has been romping, soon return to their mothers, but Baa has disappeared. Ma wanders through the English countryside, tired, hungry, calling to her lamb. When the young shepherd and his collie, Floss, see Ma, they think perhaps they can help, and sure enough, Floss finds Baa waking up, as tired and hungry as his mother. The reunion of mother and baby is quite touching, and young listeners, first caught up in the animals' drama, will naturally understand that the story is also about love between themselves and their own mothers. This British import is tender and lovely, a nice mix of animal behavior and human emotion. The colored-pencil art has a pointillism effect, giving scenes that are precisely rendered a dreamy quality. A book for sharing that's as soft and sweet as a spring day. --Ilene Cooper

Publisher's Weekly Review

With illustrations rendered in the gentlest of colored pencil, Little Baa by Kim Lewis invites readers to follow the hero as he strays from his flock and falls asleep far from his mother's view. With the help of the shepherd and his collie, the sheep reunite in a tender scene sure to comfort youngsters. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A young lamb bounces and skips along with his friends. After a brief romp in the field, he settles down for a nap and becomes separated from the rest of the flock. When his mother discovers him missing, she begins to panic. The shepherd notices the ewe's distress and sends his Border collie Floss (introduced to readers in Lewis's earlier books) to help with the search. Meanwhile, Little Baa wakes up and is frightened. Then, "From far across the field,/Ma picked out the little sound./It was the sound she wanted most of all/in the whole, wide, new spring world." The muted, soft, colored-pencil artwork is warm and appealing. The large type calls out to its audience, seemingly encouraging youngsters to try reading this story on their own. They will find its happy ending quite satisfying.-Rachel Fox, Port Washington Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.