Monday, May 14, 2012

Book Review: Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool? By Isabel Minhos Martins

Illustrated by: Yara Kono
Published by: Owlkids Books
Released on: March 13th, 2012
Ages: 4 & up
Source: book from publisher to review
3 stars: It's A Good Read
Purchase from: Amazon

Through charming dialogue and warm illustrations, Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool? tells the story of a young child and his lamb preparing for the cold winter ahead. The little boy asks the lamb if he can use its wool to protect everything from his head to his toes from the coming frost.
The lamb agrees, and the boy uses the soft wool to make himself a coat, a scarf, some socks, and everything else he needs. But then, he wonders, won't his newly shorn little lamb be cold? In the spirit of cooperation and caring friendship, the boy makes another set of winter clothes for the lamb. Now, they are both warm and ready to face winter together!
Young readers will delight in the saturated colors of the illustrations and the classic message of friendship communicated through the whimsical text of Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool? -quoted from Goodreads
Cute illustrations and a great message about sharing make this a great picture for young readers. 

You can never go wrong with engaging illustrations that pull a reader into a book. This book's illustrations do a fabulous job in telling the story of a little boy and his lamb. The story also treats readers to a great message about sharing, and it's one that even toddlers will understand. The only thing that kept me from giving this book a higher rating was the direction the story takes for it's ending. I felt like while the story starts off strong, it didn't end on the high note that I had expected it to. That's not to say it's a horrible book, because it's not. It's a one of those good pictures book that young readers will enjoy looking at. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~