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Brenda Is a Sheep

Brenda Is a Sheep (Hardback)

By Hood, Morag

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A hilarious picture book subversion of the idea of a wolf in sheep's clothing.

ISBN 9781509842964
Barcode 9781509842964
Published 9 July 2019 by Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781509842964
ISBN-10 1509842969
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Two Hoots
Publication Date 9 July 2019
International Publication Date 11 July 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hood, Morag
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Animal Stories
Picture Storybooks
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 227mm
Height: 227mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 334g
Interest Age 0-5 years
Reading Age 0-5 years
NBS Text Picture Books
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 986429

Description of this Book

Brenda Is A Sheep is a massively mischievous and heart-warming story about being accepted, from Morag Hood - the creator of The Steves, I Am Bat, Aalfred and Aalbert, and author of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert. Brenda says she is a sheep, but why does she look so different from her fluffy friends? All the sheep adore Brenda. With her sharp pointy teeth and cool grey fur, she's the snazziest sheep around. But Brenda is also very hungry, and doesn't much like the taste of grass . . . she soon begins plotting the most delicious feast of all. But will the sheep notice that Brenda isn't quite the same as them? A hilarious twist on the classic wolf-in-sheep's-clothing fable.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Morag Hood's expertise at creating hilarious, tight concept books for 3- and 4-year-olds is more or less unsurpassed. Her bold, four-colour artwork in greens and oranges with grey and white is beautiful and striking, and the idea of a wolf in sheep's clothing - and the unexpected friendship between the wolf and the sheep - is perfect. * BookTrust * the superlative Morag Hood returns with Brenda Is a Sheep (Two Hoots), a suspense-filled account of a young sheep who isn't like the rest, what with her pointy teeth, antipathy to grass and increasing desire to eat her companions. But the flock love Brenda's unusual approach to sheephood; will their adoration change the predator's mind? This funny story of a wolf in sheep's clothing is delightfully deadpan. -- Imogen Russell-Williams * The Guardian *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Morag Hood has a unique voice. Her idiosyncratic, wry humour permeates everything she does, creating books of style and irresistible charm. Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea was a runner-up in The Macmillan Prize for Illustration, marking a glorious picture book debut. Following a degree in Costume Design from Wimbledon College of Art, and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art, Morag returned to live in her native Edinburgh with her husband. Her self-authored books include Colin and Lee, Carrot and Pea, When Grandad was a Penguin, I Am Bat, The Steves and Aalfred and Aalbert, and she is also the author of Sophie Johnson: Unicorn Expert, illustrated by Ella Okstad. The pet duck is yet to make an appearance.

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