Fairy Tales, Farm

The Great Sheep Shenanigans By Peter Bently


Back of Book: “A lamb for my supper will taste mighty fine!”
Thought a wily old wolf by the name of Lou Pine.
As he sneakily, slyly snuck up on the flock
But it wasn’t the sheep that were in for a shock.

With a stunningly cunning plan, Lou Pine, finds a disguise that is sure to deliver a lamb stew or two. But this flock of sheep aren’t quite the dumb mutton they seem.
My Review: This story follows a wolf in his attempts to catch a sheep for his dinner. However, he doesn’t plan for Rambo the Ram. The story follows his funny antics as he tries several different ways to get his dinner. Children will laugh as the wolf strikes out over and over. The fun twist in this story is the addition of the grandmother from Little Red Riding Hood. It creates a fractured fairy tale within the story line. Peter Bently is an amazing storyteller and has the ability to create fun and creative characters that children will love and remember. The illustrations are fun and match the funny storyline. This is a perfect book for circle time or a read aloud. It can be used for cause and effect or fractured fairy tale units.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

Click Here to Find on Amazon



Farm, Uncategorized

Duck on a Tractor By David Shannon



Back of Book


What happens when Duck drives the big red tractor through town, past the popular diner where all the locals are having lunch? What will those folks really think when they see Duck and all the other animals riding around on Farmer O’Dell’s tractor?


My Review:


My students absolutely loved Duck on a bike. They thought it was a fun and silly story about the many mishaps of duck. When I saw that David Sherman had written another great story about Ducks antics, I knew I had to read it.  The book follows a fun pattern as each animal joins duck on the tractor. I especially love the reaction of all the towns people when they see all the animals on top of one another. This is a great story to amuse both children, and adults. The illustrations are fun, and easy for young children to focus on all the different aspects of the animals and people. I look forward to seeing what duck will ride next.


Ages 5 and up


32 Pages

Click Here to Find on Amazon


Down by the Cool of the pool by by Tony Mitton

Click here to find on Amazon


Back of the Book:  Join sprightly Frog and his farmyard friends as they frolic down by the cool of the pool. Flipping and flopping splashing and stomping, where will the fun end?

My Review: This is a fun nonsense book that is sure to make kids laugh.  It has fun ideas and children can act out the different actions that from and his friends are doing. I am thinking this will be a book I may need to keep for indoor recess. Its also an excllent summer story.

Ages 4 and up

32 pages.