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During the first night he has ever spent away from home, Joe helps his uncle with a sheep and her new baby lamb, and finds that comforting the animals helps lessen his own fear. 15,000 first printing.
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Ian Whybrow is an award-winning children's book author whose titles include Sammy and the Dinosaurs, Quacky, Quack, Quack, and A Baby for Grace.From School Library Journal:
reS-Gr 1-Everything is strange on his uncle and aunt's farm where Joe must stay for the weekend while his parents visit his grandmother in the hospital. The preschooler is understandably fearful, but he tries his best to be brave. The first day brings a barrage of new and scary situations: cows with big horns, a curious dog, noisy geese, muddy pigs, and a clumsy sheep that knocks him over. The plot moves gracefully into a realistic situation when Joe offers comfort to an animal more frightened than he: "`Don't be scared, sheep,' he whispered," and things begin to turn around for this child. In clear prose, Whybrow develops this simple story with insight, honesty, and warm humor. Birmingham's high-quality, chalk-pastel illustrations fill the large pages with color and detail. The pictures capture emotions well, helping children identify with Joe's situation. By story's end, his reassurance to his mother, nervous about feeding the new lamb, may bring a smile to an anxious child: "Don't be scared. Just reach out and talk to him-he won't hurt you." A sweet, gentle story to share with children on laps or in storytimes.
Lee Bock, Glenbrook Elementary School, Pulaski, WI
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