Woolbur is a delightful picture book that celebrates the joy of being unique. In this story Woolbur is a sheep that is not afraid to be different and likes to do things his own way. Woolbur likes to run with the dogs instead of staying with the herd. While the other sheep are getting sheared he runs away. Wool bur’s parents pull on their wool all night worrying. When they point out to Woolbur that he is different he replies, “I know… isn’t it great?” Woolbur’s grandpa tries to reassure his parents he will be fine. They insist Woolbur act like the other sheep. Woolbur thinks about this all night long and comes up with a perfect plan. He teaches all the other sheep to be just like him. Leslie Helakoski has written a humorous story with an important message … it’s okay to be different. Lee Harper’s illustrations are charming and capture the true spirit of Woolbur. Ideal read aloud for children ages 3 to 7.
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