Sheep Blast Off!

Sheep Blast Off!

By Nancy E. Shaw; Margot Apple (Illustrator)

Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780618131686, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 2008


When a mysterious spacecraft lands in a nearby pasture, the lovable, blundering sheep get in gear for the ride of their lives! Unfortunately, these sheep don’t know the first thing about piloting a spaceship . . . but there may be someone else on board who does! Readers will have a blast with Nancy Shaw’s clever rhymes and Margot Apple’s hilarious illustrations in this latest Sheep adventure.

About the Author
Nancy Shaw is the author of seven beloved tales featuring the endearing and comical sheep. She came up with the idea for the sheep books during a very long car trip with her husband and two children.She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her family. For more information, visit http: //

Margot Apple is a freelance illustrator, havingillustrated more than fifty books for childrenwhile also producing illustrations for "Cricket" and "Ladybug" magazines. She now lives in Shelburn Falls, Massachusetts, with her husband and their pets, a dog and a cat.

Praise For Sheep Blast Off!

"Sheep in a Jeepwon hearts of children more than 20 years ago this adventure will win new fans." SLJ 4/2008

School Library Journal

"The colored-pencil illustrations are as fun and kid-friendly as usual; fans will welcome seeing familiar friends in an unfamiliar setting." August 2008 Booklist, ALA

"Shaw's familiar, bouncy rhymes are well-matched to the loopy plot . . . A key feature of Apple's bright colored-pencil illustrations is the hilarious expressions of the ovine faces. The team's long-running series contiues to entertain, with text happily accessible to even the youngest readers." May 1, 2008 Kirkus Reviews