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Sheepish (Wolf Under Cover) (Hardcover)
Hungry Wolf disguises himself as a sheep and nobody suspects a thing! (Or do they?)
Wolf dreams of tasty sheep—sheep sandwiches, sheep sushi, sheep tacos! In his clever sheep costume, he infiltrates the friendly neighborhood herd, blending in by helping with chores, reading bedtime stories to the lambs, and working up a sweat in sheep aerobics class. Wolf’s sneaky plan works so well, he becomes part of the family. And suddenly, the sheep don’t seem quite as tasty. . . . With a charming twist ending and lots of visual fun—including the running theme of Wolf’s disguise not being quite as convincing as he thinks—this hilarious take on the wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing will have readers howling for more.
About the Author
Helen Yoon is a freelance illustrator and creative consultant operating in the greater Los Angeles area. Sheepish is her first picture book.
Amusing and endearing in equal measure, the detailed mixed-media illustrations use light beautifully in the outdoor scenes and effectively in the cafeteria-line picture, where the wolf’s shadow reveals his identity. The straightforward story unfolds with simplicity, wit, and a certain irony based on the sheep's knowledge of the wolf's secret. While their awareness of his duplicity gives them the upper hand, their decision to befriend a would-be enemy makes them completely lovable. A well-crafted picture book that's great fun for reading aloud.
—Booklist (starred review)
A wolf in sheep’s clothing gets the wool pulled over its eyes... Giggle-inducing illustrations depict the wolf helping the sheep wash dishes, do laundry, bake, cut wood, enjoy exercise class and shuffleboard, and read to youngsters...This amiable tale comically explores how love and acceptance can turn a dedicated curmudgeon’s stony heart to mush. The dynamic, cartoonish illustrations are the real draw and will capture kids’ chuckling attention...Kids will wolf this one down—and won’t feel sheepish about it.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)