Friday, October 30, 2009

The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep by Mircea Catusanu

Catusanu, Mircea The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep.Viking (Penguin), 2009. $16.99. Content: G. PICTURE BOOK. Wolf lived in the Dark Forest and he needed some sheep. Luckily the sheep in nearby Happy Valley were easily susceptible to a little enticement and now it is up to Super Sheep Dog Doug to get to the bottom of this story. As far as I can tell, this is Ms. Catusanu’s first picture book – both as an author or as an illustrator – and I can’t wait to see more from her. Her sly humor and clever drawings are a perfect mix for a young child to enjoy hearing and a parent or other adult to enjoy reading to them. This would be especially good fter reading the traditional tale of the Big Bad Wolf or any of the parodies. EL – ESSENTIAL. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

1 comment:

Samantha Hastings said...

I agree with Cindy that this is an ESSENTIAL purchase. The orange hued illustrations look like cut outs from newspapers. The sheep make little comments throughout the book that are sure to make kids laugh. A fun fractured fairytale.