This is a very funny book! Baabwaa the sheep loves to knit and Wooliam to read. Both are content to do this day in, day out until Wooliam, after reading a pirate adventure book, suggests they have an adventure of their own. The two friends set off to explore the world within the walls of their field, and make an unlikely friendship when they meet a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
The story has sophisticated humour but with jokes that will appeal to all ages. As the sheep support the wolf’s development in reading and self-esteem, the sheep themselves change and find the adventure that they were looking for.
The illustrations are funny, bright, varied and full of hilarious expression. They complement the text perfectly.
I can’t wait to read this book to all my visiting classes.
Title: Baabwaa and Wooliam
Author: David Elliott
Illustrator: Melissa Sweet
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Date of Publication: September, 2017
Reviewer’s name: Kirsten Puddick
School: Holy Cross School, Wellington