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The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep

by Mircea Catusanu

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published by Viking Books for Young Readers (2009-09-03)

List Price: $16.99

Actual Price: $19.99

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Amazon Description

1, 2, 3 . . . hey, where?d all the sheep go??

In a place called Happy Valley, there live ten sheep. Every night, the ten sheep are counted into their beds by one Super Sheep Dog named Doug. But one day, the sheep are missing! Who could have stolen them? Might it be Wolf, who lives in the Dark Forest? And for what nefarious purpose? Does he want to knit them into a blanket? Bake them into a pie? Or maybe he wants to . . . count them?

With kooky, creative illustrations and an unexpected ending that will get kids giggling, this is a lively story about the fun of counting .. . and a bedtime surprise.

One Potato Review

An unusually lively mash-up of several familiar storybook characters who nevertheless defy our expectations. Best of all are the hyperactive sheep who end up serving nobody’s purposes without a little herding. This looks like a counting book from the beginning, but there’s a lot going on - around, outside, and despite the central narrative - that makes this entertaining on many levels. Who’s afraid of insomniac wolves? 

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