The Books

Sneaky Sheep

by Chris Monroe

One Potato Review

A worthy follow-up to this author’s sneakily brilliant Monkey with a Tool Belt series. Here the main characters are a couple of self-destructive livestock (in contrast with the heroically self-sufficient Chico Bon Bon) and a purposeful herder named Murphy. You’re kind of rooting for the sheep to reach that higher, forbidden pasture, but they cannot seem to help themselves – gambling with hounds, skateboarding without helmets, sunbathing on train tracks – and in the end this reads like an argument for the wisdom of natural selection. Also featuring avalanches, old ladies rampaging with knitting needles, and even the odd tourist wearing a vaguely recognizable monkey T-shirt.