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Author: Henrietta Williams
Publisher: Troubadour Publishing Ltd
Date of Publication: March 28th, 2016
This is a beautifully illustrated, wonderfully weird story and riddle. The world created by the author is decidedly different, populated by magnificently created colourful creatures and written with a riddle to be solved and a website on which to enter a competition where readers can put their answer.
The story is convoluted, silly, wacky and yet still manages to be engaging and intriguing. The language choices are at times amazing but not necessarily appropriate for the target age group of 4 to 9 year olds. For most children in this age range, this is a book for adults to share with children rather than one for them to read independently. It will certainly help improve the range and vocabulary experienced by most youngsters, introducing a variety of fantastic names for the characters and places and using complex sentences to describe scenarios and events.
This is a book I’m not quite sure about….. yet I did enjoy it. I’m not sure how children in the age range would relate to it. I could imagine that for many the vocabulary used would make it difficult for them to relate to but only by getting greater exposure to such quality writing will their own use of language improve. Definitely a book where I’d recommend you try to take a look at a few pages before deciding if it is appropriate to purchase for a particular child but it certainly is well worth checking out!
Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for this, an honest review.
High on a hill, overlooking fields dotted with white, and seas patched with blue, can be found a strange and magical world inhabited by the strangest and most magical creatures that you could ever hope to clap eyes upon…
Welcome to the World of Sheepy – a magical, mystical world, full of adventure and crazy creatures!
Sheepy and the Riddle of the Occurrence is an illustrated tale of friendship, teamwork and adventures that will delight children who love to read and enthrall those who love to listen.
Come with Sheepy, Mouse, Sox, Bob and Martha, our unlikely band of heroes, where a magical journey is about to unfold and a mysterious riddle begs to be solved.
Wizzles, Tree Stompers and Tweedle Twitchers await, as – with your help – our adventurers try to solve the perplexing Riddle of the Occurrence.
Sheepy and the Riddle of the Occurrence is an interactive and captivating tale that will delight all future adventurers aged 4-9.
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