Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep – Mick Gowar – Book Review (Not Really)

Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep by Mick Gowar

Published: 2008

Publisher: Franklin Watts in the Ewe-K

Pages: 24

Source: Personal Collection – Purchased New

Reason for Reading: SHEEP Content

The pink sheep has been harrassing me as of late to increase the sheep content on this blog. I am told that I am not reviewing enough books with sheep in the title or in the cover art to satisfy the minimum requirements for being a sheep blog and that I should feel…well, sheepish. And, I suppose I should. I know full well if I don’t take heed of the advice, I am going to be up sheep creek without a paddle and, let me tell ewe, if the sheep hits the fan, I’ll probably end up on the lamb with a new fleece on life.

If you are still reading…let me tell you about the book. This is a Tadpoles Nursery Rhymes book illustrated by O’Kif. I don’t know if that’s his first name or his last name, but that’s what he goes by. He has done a marvelous job illustrating the original rhyme as well as Mick Gowar’s twisted version about a naked sheep with nothing to offer.

At the end of each of the rhymes there are some simple activities for your little ones to do, asking them to pick out the rhyming words and to pick out the pictures that show items made with wool. Such an adorable little book that I knew I just had to have when I realized what it was about.

Rating: A Wool New Kind of Reading Experience


About Robbie

Hi there, my name is Robbie Burns (no,really, that’s my name…hold the haggis jokes please) and I would like to welcome you to the Pink Sheep Cafe. I started this blog as a means of discussing books and all things literary in light of my perpetual isolation. At the time I began writing, I was living in Split, Croatia. There wasn’t much here in the way of English book clubs and I couldn’t work, so I badly needed something to help me bide my time. My partner and I have since left Croatia and returned to Canada to live in Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories. When we first moved back here, my blog writing sort of fell by the wayside, but now I seem to be back on track. I try to read and review a little bit of everything here; I think everyone can find something to their liking here. I find myself tending more towards more literary reads these days, but I also enjoy a lot of YA and children’s fiction. One of my ongoing goals is to work my way through all of the Nobel Laureates. My two most favorite authors are Timothy Findley and Halldor Laxness.
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2 Responses to Baa, Baa Black Sheep / Baa, Baa Pink Sheep – Mick Gowar – Book Review (Not Really)

  1. leeswammes says:

    Phew, sounds like you narrowly escaped the plight of being “The Pink Café”!

    I love good children’s books!

  2. Lesley Anita Burns says:

    This is a great book, lots of colorful pictures. I enjoyed reading this to Ryan.

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