My Favorite Pets: By Gus W. for Ms. Smolinski's Class


Seventeen sheep live in the yard of a boy named Gus.  Now, when your world is all sheep you naturally want to experiment with them, explore them, and figure out what they are good for.

So when Gus' teacher, Ms. Smolinski, assigns his class to write a report, Gus writes what he knows best which is all about sheep.  Sheep are, after all, his favorite pets.

What does Gus do with sheep?  His school report reveals his attempts to use sheep as umbrellas, to shave just enough wool to make himself a beard, to invite sheep into the living room and better yet, the kitchen to see what will happen.

The happy things friends do together live here.  It's just that seventeen of the friends are hilarious, well-meaning sheep being sheep along with one creative boy who sees their full potential and can't wait to see what his ovine herd will do next.

Lots of fun!  Great read aloud.

40 pages             978-0385755702         Ages 4-8

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


"A hilarious picture book from New York Times bestselling author of The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall and New York Times bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss about one child's outrageous school essay on his "pet" sheep.

Things to know about sheep: Sheep live outside. Sheep have wool. Sheep will not learn to ride a skateboard. Sheep will not climb a tree. Sheep will come into the house...but this will get you into trouble.

Seventeen sheep plus one Gus means that life is never dull on the farm! From National Book Award winning author Jeanne Birdsall and New York Times Bestselling illustrator Harry Bliss comes a hilarious tale about man's other best friend."--from the publisher


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