The sheep go on strike

by Dumont, Jean-Francois, 1959-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Brentwood Library Easy E Dumont
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Easy
Call Number  E Dumont
Dormont Public Library Social SOCIAL DUMO
Location  Dormont Public Library
Collection  Social
Call Number  SOCIAL DUMO
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea DUMONT Jean-Francois
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Call Number  j Ea DUMONT Jean-Francois

The sheep on the farm are sick of getting sheared -- so they decide to go on strike! Things get heated as the rest of the animals start to take sides, eventually leading to a furry, feathery scuffle. But when they all sit down together, the sheep learn how important their wool is to the farm, and the animals come up with a creative solution to everyone's problem.

This colorful, rollicking story demonstrates the importance of collaboration and teamwork and can lead to a wonderful conversation about the art of compromise.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Dumont's barnyard fable The Chickens Build a Wall dealt with xenophobia, and The Geese March in Step celebrated individuality; here, he uses humor to explore notions of fairness in labor. Fed up with being sheared, the sheep mount a strike, causing havoc on the farm. After Ernest the sheepdog tries to get the sheep to move by nipping at one of the ewes, "the flock nearly stampeded him, running after him and hollering about police brutality." Opinions on the farm are divided: "Some, like Igor the goose, thought that sheep were made to be shorn." Following a knockdown fight involving all of the animals-including a few insects and a snail-a (fashion-forward) compromise is reached, allowing the sheep to enjoy their wool in a new way. Fun on the farm, with plenty of fodder for conversations about social justice. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Strikes and lockouts -- Fiction.
Sheep -- Fiction.
Domestic animals -- Fiction.
Farm life -- Fiction.
Publisher Grand Rapids MI :2014
Other Titles Grève des moutons.
Contributors Mathews, Leslie.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm
ISBN 9780802854704
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