Pete the Sheep-Sheep (Hardcover)

By Jackie French, Bruce Whatley (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, 9780618568628, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2005



Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them. But not Shaun. His partner is Pete . . . a sheep- sheep!

Pete has a polite way of rounding up his charges, and Shaun is an expert shearer. The sheep are thrilled with this unconventional new team, but the other shearers—Ratso, Big Bob, and Bungo—are not. Luckily, Pete has a few ideas under his hat that are sure to please everyone.

Bruce Whatley’s spirited illustrations bring to life Jackie French’s zany characters in this hilarious tribute to individuality and the working sheep.

Praise For Pete the Sheep-Sheep

"Whatley's pencil drawings...may well cause readers to laugh out loud...French's [story] an example to live by." PW Publishers Weekly

"Whatley's cleanly designed well with French's understated text. Strong lines focus attention on the expressive characters..." HORN BOOK Horn Book

"Amusing...Whatley's watercolor-and-colored-pencil illustrations are clean and crisp and work nicely with the text..." SLJ School Library Journal

"Good for story hours. The text is...jaunty and the artwork...amusing." BOOKLIST Booklist, ALA

"Whimsical...It's a sweetly fleecy tale of outsider-makes-good, the genially inevitable ending entirely satisfying." -KIRKUS Kirkus Reviews

"Cleanly designed illustrations work well with French's understated text." HORN BOOK GUIDE Horn Book Guide, Pointer