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Sheep
Submitted by: Charity James, Maud Marks
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Farmer Brown shears the sheep: a yarn about wool by:Sloat, Teri
Farmer Brown shears his sheep and has their wool made into yarn, but after they beg to have it back he knits the yarn into sweaters for them. Silly antics, toe-tapping verse, a clever solution, and some mighty determined sheep will have young readers clamoring for this story again and again.
Little Baa by:Lewis, Kim
A refreshing take on the story of the lost lamb.
The Pen that Pa built by:Edwards, David
In this warm display of old-fashioned know-how and family spirit, a blanket is made from scratch--from the shearing of the sheep to the carding, spinning, dying, and weaving. Set in 1830s America, this picture book celebrates the lost art of creating a cherished, homemade object.
Pete the sheep-sheep by:French, Jackie
Shaun is the new sheep shearer in Shaggy Gully. Since shearing is such hard work, all the other shearers have sheep dogs to help them. But not Shaun. His partner is Pete . . . a sheep- sheep!
Pete has a polite way of rounding up his charges, and Shaun is an expert shearer. The sheep are thrilled with this unconventional new team, but the other shearers--Ratso, Big Bob, and Bungo--are not. Luckily, Pete has a few ideas under his hat that are sure to please everyone.
Weaving the Rainbow by:Lyon, George Ella
A beautifully rendered picture book that shows the process of how a tapestry comes to life--from the wool sheared from prize-winning sheep to being dyed to put on the loom.
Songs
Mary had a little lamb
Mary had a little lamb,
its fleece was white as snow;
And everywhere that Mary went,
the lamb was sure to go.

It followed her to school one day,
which was against the rule;
It made the children laugh and play,
to see a lamb at school.


And so the teacher turned it out,
but still it lingered near,
And waited patiently about,
till Mary did appear.

"Why does the lamb love Mary so?"
the eager children cry;
"Why, Mary loves the lamb, you know",
the teacher did reply.

Baa baa black sheep
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Baa, baa, black sheep,
Have you any wool?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags full.
One for my master,
One for my dame,
And one for the little boy
Who lives down the lane.
Craft
http://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/sheep-coloring-page/
Notes
Can sing "baa baa black sheep" with other colors.