Baabwaa & Wooliam by David Elliott, illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Published by Candlewick Press

Summary:  Baabwaa and Wooliam are two sheep who like to knit and read, respectively.  One day, though, they realize that they are yearning to put down their books and needles and try something a bit more adventurous.  They head outside, and after a bit of exploration, cross paths with a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  When Wooliam mentions having read about him in a book, the wolf stops mid-chase, and asks to see the book.  His short attention span tips the two sheep off to the fact that he can’t read, and they set out to remedy that situation.  An unlikely friendship forms, and before long the three are hanging out together…knitting, reading, and occasionally indulging in a chase around the field.  40 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  Lots of sly humor, both in the text and the illustrations.  This would be a great companion to one of the many other wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing tales.

Cons:  I have trouble pronouncing the word “Wooliam”.

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