Wednesday, July 15, 2015

12 Picture Books About Sheep & Goats

"Baa" and "maa" along as you share these picture books about sheep and goats with your little ones!


  • Where is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox, illustrated by Judy Horacek
    There are sheep of all colors and persuasions on the pages of this book, but the location of the green sheep remains a mystery until the very end. 
  • Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw, illustrated by Margot Apple
    This silly rhyming story shows what happens when a herd of sheep try to drive a jeep. 
  • When Sheep Sleep by Laura Joffe Numeroff, illustrated by David McPhail
    This story recommends other animals to call upon if you want to count sheep, but they have all fallen asleep! 
  • Baa Baa Black Sheep by Iza Trapani
    In Iza Trapani's expansion of this favorite nursery rhyme, the black sheep is generous with her wool, even when her friends are somewhat ungrateful. 
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb by Sarah Josepha Hale, illustrated by Salley Mavor
    This illustrated version of the favorite nursery rhyme includes all of Sarah Josepha Hale's original words accompanied by Salley Mavor's signature hand-stitched scenes. 
  • Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep by Mo Willems
    In this simple story, Cat the Cat must inform all of her friends - including Sheep the Sheep - that bedtime has arrived. 


  • G is for Goat by Patricia Polacco
    There is a goat for every letter of the alphabet in this preschool-friendly book by Patricia Polacco.
  • Oh, Look! by Patricia Polacco
    In a style similar to Michael Rosen's We're Going on a Bear Hunt, a herd of goats escapes from its pen and runs all the way to the county fair, where the goats are startled by an ogre! 
  • Let’s Count Goats by Mem Fox, illustrated by Jan Thomas
    On each page of this silly book, the reader is invited to count goats who are distinguished by various clothing styles and specific actions. 
  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
    This classic adaptation of a favorite fairy tale features a trio of wide-eyed, realistic-looking goats and a scary (but not too scary!) troll. 
  • Grumpy Goat by Brett Helquist
    The new goat on the farm wants to be left alone to eat in peace, until one day a dandelion changes how he sees the world. 
  • Gregory, The Terrible Eater by Mitchell Sharmat, illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey
    Gregory, a picky young goat, refuses to eat trash like the other goats and instead prefers fruits and vegetables. 

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