The silly sheep from Sheep in a Jeep is back, this time shopping for a birthday gift in a small country store. Naively bumbling, they make all the inconsiderate mistakes that we might expect of such a group: trying on clothing, playing with toys on the floor, selecting a gift that requires a ladder to reach, and when they finally get to the cash register, discovering they don’t have enough to pay. But their dilemma is happily solved when they decide to clip their wool, “three bags full,” to swap for the desired merchandise.
The story is well-conceived, well written, and pleasantly illustrated; its rhythmic humour will appeal to both toddlers and early readers and provides a young audience with an example of how not to act when in a shop. A great read-aloud.