Little Lamb, Have You Any Wool?

By Isabel Minhós Martins , Yara Kono and Maureen de Sousa

From 3 to 6 | 32, color

An adaptation of the classic "Baa Baa Black Sheep" rhyme, 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?
The unrhymed verse...has an incantatory quality that, along with the warm imagery, should draw younger readers.
- Publishers Weekly
A spiraling line linking the lamb to the boy and his ensemble of knitwear proves an appropriate visual device, weaving like an endless piece of yarn or long muffler from page to page. A charming study in cooperation. - Kirkus Reviews
Illustrations are reminiscent of old-fashioned offset prints, adding a touch of charm and whimsy to the story...this picture book has a valuable lesson about friendship and cooperation. - School Library Journal
A pleasing read-aloud...a great tale of sharing and kindness. - Resource Links
Wonderfully simple and textural and adorable. - Media Macaroni
...an imaginative way to think about how we get our warm winter duds and whom we ought to thank for them. - Booksforkids.blogspot.com

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