By Leslie Helakoski; Lee Harper (Illustrator)

HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780060847265, 32pp.

Publication Date: January 2, 2008


Woolbur's list of Do's and Don'ts:

DO express yourself creatively DON'T worry if you weave your forelock into a pot holder

DO march to your own beat DON'T worry when Maa and Paa tell you to stay with the herd

DO be bold and brave DON'T be afraid to BE YOURSELF

Woolbur is not like other sheep. He hangs out with wild dogs, cards his own wool to avoid the shearing barn, and even dyes his wool blue. "Don't worry " says Grandpaa when Maa and Paa fret that Woolbur is different. But when they tell their son to follow the flock, the opposite happens the flock follows him Soon everyone is copying his wild hairstyles and taking turns on the spinning wheel. Leave it to Woolbur to find a new way to step ahead of the herd.

Spunky, funky, and refreshingly distinct, Woolbur will strike a chord with anyone who's ever felt different. And that's all of us

About the Author
Leslie Helakoski is the author of "The Smushy Bus" and "Big Chickens, " a Junior Library Guild selection. Born and raised near New Orleans, Leslie Helakoski received a degree in advertising from the University of Louisiana and one in illustration from Northern Michigan University. She now lives in Lawton, Michigan, with her family.

Lee Harper is the founding editor of the award-winning online cat magazines ShowCatsOnline.com and PandEcats.com. She began breeding Persian cats under the Mockingbird cattery name in 1994, adding Exotic Shorthairs in 1999. In July 2000 she founded PandEcats.com, the first online breed magazine on the web, followed 6 months later by ShowCatsOnline.com, an ezine devoted to all breeds of pedigreed cat.