Valerie Hobbs
Sheep
August 19, 2019 Comments.. 987
Sheep The sheep closed in around him like a big woolly blanket Thepuppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life Soonhe was racing feinting dodging learning what it means to beone of the proud
  • Title: Sheep
  • Author: Valerie Hobbs
  • ISBN: 9780374367770
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket Thepuppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life Soonhe was racing, feinting, dodging learning what it means to beone of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherdersin the world Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upsidedown He finds himself in a series of strange places, with nThe sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket Thepuppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life Soonhe was racing, feinting, dodging learning what it means to beone of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherdersin the world Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upsidedown He finds himself in a series of strange places, with nosheep, his family gone With nothing but the courage he wasborn with and a dream, he searches for the life he once knew,gathering names and adventures as he goes For a short time,he s called Blackie To the Goat Man, he s Shep To Hollerin,he s Spot There s one name that threatens to forever haunthim Sparky, the name Billy the circus man calls him when hereaches for the whip But there s another name that he is given,one that finally makes him feel at home .Known for her rich character development, the author bringsall her skills to delving into the mind of a clever, philosophical,and hopeful dog searching for a home.
    sheep Characteristics, Breeds, Facts Britannica A sheep regurgitates its food and chews the cud, thus enabling its four separate stomach compartments to thoroughly digest the grasses and other herbage that it eats The animals prefer grazing on grass or legume vegetation that is short and fine, though they will also consume high, coarse, or Sheep Definition of Sheep by Merriam Webster Sheep definition is any of various hollow horned typically gregarious ruminant mammals genus Ovis related to the goats but stockier and lacking a beard in the male specifically one O aries long domesticated especially for its flesh and wool. Sheep definition of sheep by The Free Dictionary sheep sh p n pl sheep a A domesticated ruminant mammal Ovis aries having a thick coat, raised in many breeds for its wool, edible flesh, or hide b Any of various Sheep Depending on breed, sheep show a range of heights and weights Their rate of growth and mature weight is a heritable trait that is often selected for in breeding Ewes typically weigh between and kilograms and lb , and rams between and kilograms and lb. Sheep Definition of Sheep at Dictionary Sheep definition, any of numerous ruminant mammals of the genus Ovis, of the family Bovidae, closely related to the goats, especially O aries, bred in a number of domesticated varieties. Sheep Breeds Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science Sheep Ovis aries There are a number of different theories regarding the origins of domestic sheep However, most sources agree that they originated from mouflon.
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    1 Blog on “Sheep

    1. Shannon says:

      I read this book aloud to my students This book is in first person from the dog s perspective It is a bit heavier than you might think Most of the book is very sad, as you would expect from a book about a homeless dog The students seemed to enjoy it, and the ending is quite wonderful I would recommend it to children in fourth or fifth grade who are wanting something with depth.My students just voted this book their favorite of the books nominated for the California Young Reader Award.

    2. Bethany says:

      Oh February school read a thon, how do I love thee My son gets really into the competition and reads every minute he can spare And when he gets tired, then he lets me read to him We read for about an hour a day and he s snuggled up with me in our favorite spot and it s just the best ever Why do little boys have to grow up We ve read all the Battle of the Books and this was in our top three It s a sweet story and this pup is very insightful I like how this book is written in the dog s voice and e [...]

    3. Amanda Yeargin says:

      I decided to read Sheep as a IR Book Basically this sheep dog has the most wonderful home until he hears rumors about selling He doesnt know what that is at first but he soon will find out All he does is want to go home He finds himself wondering cities and getting new names but still trying to find his old home Do you think he will ever find a right home or the one he got sold from Read the book to find out One connection i have is a text to world connection I have this connection because you s [...]

    4. Mary says:

      This is a cleverly written, pleasant journey of a knocked around border collie The first person voice actually sounds like one of this breed I ve read it aloud to two of my children s school classes Every child was captivated and entertained, all the while relating to the poor dog s circumstances I think it was a great way to bring themes of abandonment, disappointment, hope, shame, ridicule, love, and family, down to the level of young children who certainly feel those emotions, even if they re [...]

    5. Levi Mohr says:

      This book is a bout a dog who is separated from his family and his sheep This is a very good book The author did a good job of making it interesting but not too long and boring I liked how I could understand what was happening and I also liked the story line I did not like how some parts that could have been detailed were not I also did not like how there were two large spots that lacked suspense But the ending was pretty good I think the author did a great job and its a great book.

    6. Tiffany Chung says:

      Jack just ran away from the circus fire He ran and ran Jack saved a boy s life Luke the boy gave jack a piece of pizza and they went to Luke s house Luke is an orphan If I was jack I would be happy that I escaped from the cruel circus owner I would also feel happy for Luke, because Jack saved Lukes life.

    7. Caitlin Vaille says:

      This is a super cute book, but I couldn t take it completely seriously since it is written from the perspective of a dog That is the point of course It s definitely of a children s book, so it was quite easy to read I liked it, but it didn t blow my socks off by any means

    8. the book hugger says:

      It expressed hope and adventure as a dog with a purpose and a mission Who learns how to love and live life the best way possible.

    9. 10-11 Jonathan says:

      The book sheep was a kind of sad and funny I recomend this book to all that like funny and sad books.

    10. Ryan Callahan says:

      I liked how happy it was at the beginning, towards the middle it turns out so, so sad I did not quite like the middle But at the end it turned happy again.

    11. Natalie says:

      Another BOB book off the list Since it was on the BOB list I just grabbed it and started reading I was wildly disappointed to find that the narrator was a dob I m just not a fan of books from an animal s perspective I couldn t get into this at all and just wanted it to end Jack tells about being taken from his home on a sheep ranch to a pet store He s bought by a girl that he doesn t like and runs away Next he meets the Goat Man who teaches him philosophies Jack works in a circus and meets a boy [...]

    12. Savannah Kerr says:

      This was a wonderful book that shows struggle and determination by a dog The main character goes through some rough times in his life but at the end prevails I really enjoyed all the events in this book, it kept me wanting to read so I could see what the next chapter would bring The author did a good job of thinking like a dog, and making the dog in the story say what a dog might actually say This could be a fun book to have in the classroom for kids to read if they are interested in animals es [...]

    13. Tiffany says:

      While this was a cute story it took a lot for me to get my nephew interested in reading it I don t know if there wasn t enough action or if because it was told from a dogs perspective he just didn t really care about it It was a fine read and I am glad we finished it, but I am not in a hurry to read at this time.

    14. Megan says:

      Actual rating 4.5 starsA very cute, sweet, and moving story, about a dog who dreams of returning to the life of a sheep dog, and of all the adventures and tough spots that he goes through on the way.

    15. Katherine Kerber says:

      Reading level is good for third grade The use of retard is a little alarming Good variety, pace and solid end.

    16. Drew says:

      A liitle diffrent than I thought but great story though.

    17. Sam says:

      So in the very beginning the sheep dog has a very very nice home and their is a possibility that the dog might be sold and the dog does get sold but will he ever find a nice home again who knows, well I do but you don t

    18. Pat Knight says:

      An engaging book about a Border Collie from his point of view.

    19. Debbie says:

      Fiction, Children s Chapter This chapter book for older children and adults, that tells the tale of a homeless border collie his sheep farm burned looking for a home, and an orphan, will pull your heart strings.It s told from the point of view mostly, as I remember of the dog.A great story that I d like to read to my grandchildren.There is a sequel called Wolf, which I ve added to my reading list.4 stars

    20. Jacob Patterson says:

      The summary for this book is about a sheepdog named Jack who lived on a ranch with his mom, dad, and brothers and sister They re sold because the ranch burned down by fire and Jack was sent to a pet store He gets adopted but runs away and meets all sorts of people Goat man, theives, dog catchers, circus trainers and orphaned boys He ends up finding a home with a little boy named Luke who gets adopted by a farmer and his wife The main characters in this story were Jack, Luke, the Goat Man, And a [...]

    21. Julia says:

      Actual Star Rating 3.75 This was an interesting book and one that seems to be filling up the lines of canine autobiography styles Although Jack is a border collie and a smart one the author seemed unable to truly hit the emotional depth that a dog can be known for, especially when one usually bonds as deep as a border collie with its chosen owner Another thing that I didn t appreciate about the portrayal of Jack was the fact that he didn t seem like he was wise or smart until he received knowled [...]

    22. Jonah says:

      This book is about a dog named whell he has had a lot of names throught his life In the bginning of the book he is with his family at a ranch and him and his family are sheep herding dogs After a day of herding a truck comes and takes him to the pound at the pound he meet a dog who tells him what the pound is and what happens there one day a girl and her dad take him home Once he learns that a home is a terrible place because u are locked up all day so he runs away When he runs away he meets the [...]

    23. Gerron Butchcoe says:

      Sheep is the story of a Border Collie whose life is turned upside down when he is sent away from his farm that he has known all his life All he has ever wanted to do was be a sheep herder life his father before him and he will do whatever it takes to have that He escapes the pound that he was in and begins his journey to try and find home again He travels far and wide trying to find home and meeting some companions on the way He travels with the goat man, homeless people and even gets caught in [...]

    24. Raven says:

      I picked up this book for my child who really likes sheep and dogs, despite not having much personal experience with either As I picked up this book at a dollar store, and also because it is very short, I wasn t expecting much Also, I read it from the point of view of a parent Is it objectionable Is it worthwhile Is it interesting Is it something that will appeal to or have special meaning for this child in particular As it turns out my answers to all of these questions, except the first of cour [...]

    25. Stacy Nyikos says:

      Sheep is told from the viewpoint of Jack, a sheep dog It chronicles the trials and troubles of his life that lead him away from the sheep ranch on which he was born through a variety of owners finally to a new home I enjoyed reading a piece told from the viewpoint of an animal narrator, who knows his audience is human however, the result seems one revision shy of ringing true There is a lot of showing, rather than telling More disappointing, Jack comes across as off putting For instance, he says [...]

    26. Steve says:

      Genre Young Adult Novel Fiction This children s novel is about a young border collie named Jack After a fire destroys his farm where he was born, Jack sets out on a journey where he is picked up and cared for by a series of owners In the process Jack learns about life and won t be content until he finds a truly loving and caring home where he can fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a sheep herder Again, any book about a dog is going to be at the top of the list for myself With the help of the [...]

    27. Michelle says:

      A beautiful book with a plot that is simple on the surface, Sheep touches on some very difficult subjects in a way that is easy for kids to digest Love, loss, growing up and finding your way, finding meaning and place in life and death , and learning how to treat others it is all here The book is written from a dog s point of view, so the prose is very simple and sometimes feels a little stilted This means, though, that it is a book a young reader could pick up and handle on his or her own witho [...]

    28. Andy says:

      I love dogs, but this book felt like an exercise in point of view Border collie Jack narrates, beginning with his happy and comfortable childhood on a farm Jack is excited to have a purposeful life He plans to follow in the footsteps of his sheepherding father, but things are turned upside down when a fire strikes the farm In the same vein as DiCamillo s The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Jack s story becomes a series of adventures as he is shuffled from place to place, and from person to [...]

    29. Cathy says:

      The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket Thepuppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life Soonhe was racing, feinting, dodging learning what it means to beone of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherdersin the world Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upsidedown He finds himself in a series of strange places, with nosheep, his family gone With nothing but the courage he wasborn with and a dream, he searches for the life he once knew,gathering n [...]

    30. Teresa says:

      First dog narrative that lots of kids will enjoy those who like dog stories and those who like orphan hard luck stories How to Steal a Dog, Waiting for Normal but who aren t quite ready for Torey Hayden or They Cage the Animals at Night , etc.You get very invested in this guy s story, starting from his puppy confusion and adoration of his parents and Old Dex, the head herder Reminded me of one of my favorite books from childhood, Beautiful Joe by Saunders, which was published in 1893 and led to [...]

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