Yet another classic from Mem Fox in Where Is the Green Sheep?

There’s a blue sheep and a red sheep, a bath sheep and a bed sheep…. but one seems to be missing!

Tips for Parents

As well as familiarizing your child with sheep, this book will also introduce other concepts that may be new, including opposites. (click here for Guru Parents’ full list of opposites)

  • Point to each sheep on the page and emphasize the type of sheep – red, bed, bath, near, far and so on. Discuss with your child what each sheep is doing.
  • Every time you ask “Where is the Green Sheep?” encourage your child to join in!
  • As your child becomes familiar with the sheep in the story, allow them to finish each sentence before you read it – for example, “Here is the …” and point to the swing, or the wave, or the bed. It will be easy for your child to recognize the pictures and recite with you.
  • Toward the end of the book, there is a page with lots of sheep doing many different things. This is a great page to spend some time on, talking about what each sheep is doing, and looking for the green sheep… is he in the water? Is he on the hill? Where could he possibly be?

Mem Fox

Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. Although born in Australia, Mem Fox also lived in Africa and London as a child.

“Where is the Green Sheep” is Mem Fox’s second most famous book. Her first publication, Possum Magic, is the best selling children’s book in Australia.

Illustrator Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist, writer and children’s book creator.

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