Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Sheep Go on Strike by Dumont - ADVISABLE

Dumont, Jean-Francois The Sheep Go on Strike. PICTURE BOOK. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.2014. $ not listed.  

The sheep have had enough! Why are they the only animals on the farm to be sheered? Why must they shiver in the cold and take terrible medicine when they catch colds? They sheep are on strike!

As an adult reader, I found the social commentary of the book clever; however, young readers might not catch a lot of the sophisticated social references without classroom instruction. This would make a fantastic companion text for teaching working conditions and civil disobedience. The writing was a bit bland, but the pictures were fun and the message is relevant.

EL, MS, HS -- ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Rebecca H, Language Arts Teacher

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