Baabwaa and Wooliam
PUBLICATION SEPTEMBER 2017
A hilarious and satisfying tale of literacy, dental hygiene, and friendship from David Elliott and Melissa Sweet that is sure to have readers in stitches from start to finish. Baabwaa is a sheep who loves to knit. Wooliam is a sheep who loves to read. It sounds a bit boring, but they like it. Then, quite unexpectedly, a third sheep shows up. A funny-looking sheep who wears a tattered wool coat and has long, dreadfully decaying teeth. Wooliam, being well-read, recognizes their new acquaintance: the Wolf in Sheep's Clothing! The wolf is so flattered to discover his literary reputation precedes him that he stops trying to eat Baabwaa and Wooliam. And a discovery by the sheep turns the encounter into an unexpected friendship.
Elliott's tale is cleverly humorous and a joy to read aloud. Sweet's illustrations in watercolor, gouache, and mixed media are a stellar accompaniment...The characters are all highly expressive, and the graph paper and strands of yarn in the page design add to the nonstop merriment. Great for knitters, for readers, for fun-seeking adventurers.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
David Elliott is the award-winning author of many books for children, including And Here's to You!, illustrated by Randy Cecil; In the Wild, On the Farm, and In the Sea, all illustrated by Holly Meade; and Nobody's Perfect, illustrated by Sam Zuppardi. David Elliott lives in Warner, New Hampshire. Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly one hundred books for children, including Caldecott Honor Books The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams. She is also the illustrator of Firefly July: A Very Short Year of Poems and Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White. Melissa Sweet lives in Rockport, Maine.