cover image Sheep in a Jeep

Sheep in a Jeep

Nancy E. Shaw. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $15 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-395-41105-6

""Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill that's steep. . . . Sheep leap to push the jeep. . . .'' In her first picture book, Shaw demonstrates a promising capacity for creating nonsense rhymes. Her sweetly daffy story describes the exploits of five feckless sheep who sell their jeep (cheap, of course). Veteran illustrator Apple's whimsical portraits of the sheep bring the story to life. Pleasing and lighthearted, this has much appeal for young readers. (2-5)