Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
The text and illustrations are simple, but engaging. The text has a rhythm that moves the story along.
The book shows the reader various sheep doing things, and pauses a few times to ask, “but where is the green sheep?”
Concepts such as color, thin and wide, up and down, sun and rain, scared and brave, near and far, and different objects and activities are explained through the simple, fun illustrations.
“Here is the blue sheep.
And here is the red sheep.
Here is the bath sheep.
And here is the bed sheep.
But, where is the green sheep?”
Of course, the reader and the young listener want to keep turning the pages – both to see what the sheep will be doing next, and also to find that green sheep. At the end, the book asks us to turn the page quietly…and there is the green sheep.
This is a fun picture book to share with toddlers and preschoolers. This story would work well for those beginning to read, too, as the text repeats words, and uses a basic sentence structure.