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Title:
Six creepy sheep
Author:
Enderle, Judith Ross.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Boston, MA : National Braille Press, [1995?]

[1995?], c1992
Physical Description:
32 unnumbered pages of print and braille : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Summary:
Relates in rhyme the adventures of six little sheep who go trick-or-treating on Halloween night.
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyd Mills Press, c1992.

In braille and regular print.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
AD 810 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC K-2 1.7 1 Quiz: 10472 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9781563970924
Format :
Book

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Booklist Review

Ages 4-6. Six sheep dressed as ghosts pitter-patter outside to trick-or-treat. When they pass a passel of pirates, one of the sheep turns tail and runs away. That's what happens to four more of the sheep as they meet goblins, witches, and hoboes. Only one sheep remains, and his perseverance is rewarded because he is the only one who finds his way to a party in a barn filled with all the creatures he has just seen pass. Although the story is extremely slight, the text is pleasantly rhymed, and watercolors, etched with pen, show a bouncy flair. For larger picture book collections. ~--Ilene Cooper


Publisher's Weekly Review

``Six creepy sheep said, `Let's trick or treat,' / one spooky Halloween night.'' So begins this sweet and simple holiday counting book by the creators of Six Sleepy Sheep . Clad in sheets, the sheep bravely go a-haunting, but when they encounter a passel of pirates, ``one creepy sheep turned tail with a shriek,'' leaving five. Their numbers continue to dwindle as they run across a flock of fairies, a herd of hoboes sp ok and so on, until a lone sheep remains. But in the end, sheep, pirates, fairies and all are reunited for an antic Halloween party. The snappy text, with its pleasing rhymes and alliteration, will have readers counting down as sheep after sheep flees the fold. The whimsical, mock-scary watercolors by veteran illustrator O'Brien are a particular delight. With his distinctive palette of silvery blues and violets, he portrays the bespectacled, sheeted sheep as they tiptoe past swashbuckling porcine pirates, donkey hoboes clad in patched overcoats and a ``warren of witches'' that look suspiciously like floppy-eared bunnies. Ages 2-6. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-- In this sequel to Six Sleepy Sheep (Caroline House, 1991), which was written under the pen name Jeffie Ross Gordon, the sheep wrap up in sheets and set off to trick-or-treat. They meet a passel of pirates, a flock of fairies, a herd of hobos, a gaggle of goblins, and a warren of witches. With each : encounter, `` . . . one creepy sheep turned tail with a shriek.'' When the last sheep comes to a spooky barn, he finds all his friends there for a party. Halloween is the main selling feature of this story. The illustrations are appropriately creepy but not scary. The text is full of alliteration and other neat sounds, but it never flows as easily as it did in this team's earlier collaboration. It's a serviceable holiday title, but not up to the standards previously set by the sheep. --Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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