Friday, March 26, 2021

12 Things to Love about Laura Sassi's LITTLE EWE

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Little Ewe by Laura Sassi, illustrated by Tommy Doyle, is a charming counting book based on The Parable of the Lost Sheep. There's a lot to love about this little book, and since it's a counting book, I thought I would list 12 things to love about this darling story. 

1. The main character. Little Ewe is a playful, endearing, and just a little bit naughty. 

2. The book's illustrations, which have an old-fashioned feel reminiscent of the illustrations in The Pokey Little Puppy.

3. The end pages. I love the simple sketches of various scenes from the book.

4. The simple, flowing rhyme.

5. The counting!

6. The simple but satisfying story arc. 

7. Many children can relate to Little Ewe, who wants to do her own thing before heeding the shepherd.

8. The long-legged leaping frogs. What is it about frogs in children's books? 

9. The hungry, greedy badgers. I love their little faces as they feast on figs!

10. The delightful spookiness of the owl spread.

12. The moment when the shepherd leaves his flock, and the story takes a hopeful turn.

11. The ending, when the one lost sheep is found again. 

Be sure to look for Little Ewe at your favorite book store or local library! To find out more about Laura Sassi and Little Ewe, as well as her other books, visit her website, Laura Sassi Tales. You can also visit her social media:





  1. Such a cute looking book! I'll have to check it out.

    1. It's very cute, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it!


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