Back of Book:
Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring, but they like it. Then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who wears a tattered wool coat and has long, dreadfully decaying teeth. Wooliam, being well-read, recognizes their new acquaintance: the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing! The wolf is so flattered to discover his literary reputation precedes him that he stops trying to eat Baabwaa and Wooliam. And a discovery by the sheep turns the encounter into an unexpected friendship.
This is such a fun story about two friends who go on a great adventure! I love that the two friends decide that they need to go on an adventure. I think this book ties in so many important themes that children should learn. I love that there is tie in to the importance of literacy. The two sheep teach the wolf to read and show him a love of books. Other themes in this book are the importance of physical fitness, dental hygiene, and above all else friendship. The illustrations are a mix of water color and collage art. Melissa Sweet is a talented artist. This is another fantastic story from Candlewick Press.
I am glad that this story made the short list for the Cybils awards this year.