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Russell The Sheep

Updated on March 26, 2011

My Review

This is a beautiful story book to read to a little one, with a humourous story line and the most gorgeous illustrations.

Russell the Sheep lives in Frogsbottom Field with nine other sheep and a little green froggy.

In this first book about him he has an awfully hard time falling asleep, making it a perfect choice for a bedtime story.

As you can see, Russell the Sheep is a favourite of my son's. He loves "reading" about the Baa Baa and looking for the little froggy in the illustrations. From a parent's point of view the story is quick to read, so great for the really little ones, but still has a substantial story line and provides lots of points for further discussion. For example we talk about what each of the sheep are doing, or about why bedtime is important, or just try to find the little green froggy.

We also count along with Russell, there are three spots in the book where Russell counts to four, five and then ten (okay, he really counts to six hundred million billion and ten, but you'll have to read the book to find out more about that!)

A beautifully written story with gorgeous illustrations to gaze at (and giggle at too!)

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The best line ever:

Russell counted his feet.

One ... two ... three ... four.

Not tired.

"Hmmm. I guess I need more feet," he decided.

Russell the Sheep Activities

Fun Russell the Sheep themed activities to download.

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Russell and the Lost Treasure
Russell and the Lost Treasure

Russell the sheep is determined to find the Lost Treasure of Frogsbottom. Equipped with his Super-Duper Treasure Seeker, Russell searches high and low, up and down, and in and out. Nothing! Finally, Russell finds an old chest! Could it be? Discover how Russell finds the most valuable treasure of all.

 
Russell's Christmas Magic
Russell's Christmas Magic

When Santa and his broken sleigh are stranded in Firefly Wood, Santa is sure that Christmas will have to be canceled. That is, until Russell the Sheep comes to the rescue! With a clatter and a bang, Russell shows that hard work and a little imagination can make a magic that is all his own. Everyone's favorite woolly sheep is baaaack in a Christmas story perfect for any eager child awaiting Santa's arrival.

 
Russell the Sheep Board Book
Russell the Sheep Board Book

This is Russell. Sometimes Russell is just a little bit out of step with the rest of the flock. All the sheep are falling asleep -- except Russell. What's a sheep to do? Russell tries everything ... until, at last, he falls asleep.

 
Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat (I Can Read Level 1)
Splat the Cat: Splat the Cat Sings Flat (I Can Read Level 1)

Splat's class is preparing to sing on Parents' Night, but Splat has stage fright! What will it take for him to overcome his fear?

 
Splish, Splash, Splat! (Splat the Cat)
Splish, Splash, Splat! (Splat the Cat)

Splat does not want to have a playdate with Spike. Spike will break his toys and eat all of his candy fish! And he does not want to learn how to swimâwater is horrible, scary, and wet! He's sure that this is going to be the worst day ever. But when the rest of their classmates rush straight into the pool, Splat and Spike find that they may have more in common than they thought. Will Splat overcome his fear of water and get into the pool? And how can he help Spike to do the same?

 

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