About the Book
Author: Jeanne Birdsall
Illustrator: Harry Bliss
Genre: Children's Book
Number of Pages: 40
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: July 5, 2016
Synopsis: 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.
Gus turns in his school report about his favorite pets and the tale that unfolds is priceless and informative. For those who may not know... sheep look silly in pajamas, shouldn't wear a scarf (especially if it doesn't belong to you), and under no circumstance should they be allowed to come in your home. These valid points and many more are made clear in Gus's well researched and vividly detailed report.
I loved this story. It had me laughing out loud and was so enjoyable I read it again for good measure. The illustrations are also fantastic and add to the amusement. I got a kick out of the expressions on the sheep's faces as Gus's antics play out. My Favorite Pets is just the kind of book my sons would have adored when they were little. It's certainly a book children will want to hear again and again.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.