HERE. The first book I am going to share with you is The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg by Gemma Merino. This book is a lovely story perfect for spring. Here is the scoop...
Lola is proud of her amazing wool. After all, everyone on the farm tells her how beautiful she looks. She spends hours brushing her wool to keep it shiny and silky. Until one day when the weather gets hot, and all the sheep have to get haircuts—including Lola! She’s so upset without her wool that she runs away and hides by herself. And when her wool finally grows back, it’s tangled, messy…HORRIBLE! But hiding in Lola’s wool is a wonderful surprise, one that will help her realize that she doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect in order to be a friend…or to be extraordinary!
Our Thoughts: This is such a sweet book. The message is really quite simple...it doesn't matter what is on the outside. It is what is on the INSIDE that counts. I think this is a very important message to share with children starting from a very young age. The author does an outstanding job of conveying this message via Lola the sheep in a way that young ones can understand and that catches their interest. I really loved how Lola was able to shift her focus from herself and how she looked onto her friends and what their needs were. It was truly sweet. The illustrations are also adorable and Merino is great at conveying the emotions of Lola on the pages. My 7 year old daughter loves the story and I have a feeling it will be one we read over and over together.
You can pick up The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg from your local bookstore or you can purchase it directly through the publisher's website, Albert Whiteman directly by clicking HERE.
Giveaway Alert! I am so excited to tell you that the publisher is giving TWO lucky Reviewed by Mom followers a copy of The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg! Thanks so much to the sponsor and good luck!
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