Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn't know where to find them.... So she goes to the library to find a book on how to find sheep. Mother Goose, the librarian, points her in the right direction but will Little Bo Peep find her sheep before the Big Bad Wolf finds her? In her journey through the library, she meets a whole host of familiar nursery rhyme characters reading about their favourite subjects (the Queen of Hearts is reading a detective story about some missing tarts!) and this book abounds with jokes and clever nursery rhyme references for children and adults alike
Available at (HWH) Whitworth.
Cowell borrows unashamedly from other writers, transforming their ideas into something her own through the twist of her wit and the brilliance of her illustration
TES Primary||This book is so witty and accomplished that it's hard to believe it's her first
The Herald, Glasgow||The wacky humour means older children and even adults will enjoy the books long after they have outgrown nursery rhymes
The Bookseller||An outstanding book
Books for Keeps||Clever, witty, stuffed with visual and verbal references to the world of nursery rhymes and stories
Guardian Education||Witty and entertaining with an all-important message: keep reading!
The Independent||With loads to look at and enjoy, this brilliant book is destined to be a great hit with everyone (and especially librarians)
Kids Out||This novelty book is bursting with puns and jokes that will keep older children entertained as well as those who are learning nersery rhymes
The Good Book Guide||A wonderfully inventive story
The Independent||Small children will treasure it and older childen will want to invent a literary voyage of their own
Junior Education||Ingenious, colourful and well-constructed, this is a hugely tempting and entertaining book for young readers, with a knowing twist of humour for the supporting adult
Carousel||There isn't a child out there who won't love Bo Peep's Troublesome Sheep. It's funny, charming, and a worthy addition to any bookshelf
The Bookbag||Great fun from Cressida Cowell
School Librarian||Kids will love the clever gags while absorbing an important message about books and learning.
Child (Feb 2000)||There's far more going on in this book than can be caught in a first or even second read. Nursery rhyme in-jokes abound, both in the text and the informal, almost slapdash illustrations. But though the tone is generally irreverent, the thoughtful, intrigued and jubilant faces of the library patrons reflect a very appropriate attitude towards books.
Notes from the Windmill||is lots of laughs for preschool to second grade and even older kids.... This is just the right book for parent-child reading time.
Cabarrus Neighbors||This story not only is adorable but has got the added bonus of three pullout books inside its pages. Kids will giggle their way through this adventure, and they may even learn something about how to use a library.
Leslie Kimmelman||Complete with three witty pull-out books, this clever selection not only entertains but sends a strong message about reading and finding just what you want at your local library.||Humor is as plentiful as Bo Peep's sheep and kids will love searching out the woolly critters in the illustrations.
Washington Parent, April 2000||With real mini books slotted into the pages, this is a fun romp through the world of nursery rhymes.||A fun exploration of the library with the wolf close on her tail.
Reach newsletter, 1999