Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 23: Sheep in a Jeep

"Beep Beep!  Sheep in a jeep on a hill that's steep.  Uh oh!  The jeep won't go."  We got this adorably silly story this past Christmas and my son thinks it is hilarious!  It's short and sweet, making it a great quick read that easily holds the attention of much younger readers, too.  He just loves following along as the sheep's fun escapades turn into a series of mishaps, and it doesn't hurt that it also features two of his favorite things, jeeps and mud.  I'm not sure which part he loves more:  when the jeep is in a heap and the sheep weep, or the very end when the jeep is for sale -- cheap.  It's simple,  with sometimes only two words per page, but the rhymes are engaging and the words are particularly fun to little ones to read aloud.  My son literally smiles his way through the whole story.  I can't ask for much more than that in a book!  Margot Apple's illustrations are amusing, as well, making this a perfectly fun story to read over and over.  The board book version even comes with a "make-your-own sheep" craft idea at the end.  We did something similar and cut a red jeep and wheels out of construction paper and used cotton balls to fill it up with sheep.  So fun!  There are other books in the Sheep series that we will have to check out at some point, too.  In the meantime, definitely check this one out!


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