cover image Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes: And Other Tricky Tongue Twisters

Six Sheep Sip Thick Shakes: And Other Tricky Tongue Twisters

Brian P. Cleary, illus. by Steve Mack, Lerner/Millbrook, $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1

This high-energy collection of pleasantly rhythmic tongue twisters features a screwball cast of cartoon animals rendered in digital collages. Characters include a long-eared, lovestruck dog ("Miss Tish made a quick list of/ those she'd kissed quickest") and a pair of hungry bears excitedly awaiting their meal at a restaurant. "Few knew that Mr. Froo flew in the/ fleshy, freshly fried fish from Florida." An appended guide provides tips for creating effective tongue twisters—something readers are likely to try out once they master the satisfying sounds of these silly, slippery, serpentine selections. Ages 5–10. (Mar.)