Every sheep is different. Some white, some black. Some striped, some spotted, some with hats! They're all still sheep, and they can all play together. At least that's what Brian thinks--until the other sheep say they can be friends only with sheep that are just like them.
But when danger strikes, can Brian help the sheep come together? Can Brian the ordinary become Brian the Brave?
This lively story with bright, playful artwork will prompt conversations about friendship, teamwork, and bias based on race or language.
About the Author
Paul Stewart is the author of many books for children, including the best-selling Edge Chronicles and Far-Flung Adventures series, both cocreated with Chris Riddell.
Jane Porter is the bestselling author of over thirty novels, including The Good Woman, Not Fit for a King?, She's Gone Country, and Flirting with Forty, which was made into a Lifetime movie starring Heather Locklear. A finalist for the prestigious RITA Award, she holds an M.A. in writing from the University of San Francisco. Jane lives in San Clemente, California, with her husband and three sons.
"Stewart uses a group of sheep friends to relay messages of tolerance, acceptance, and nonjudgment...The illustrations are distinctive and vivid; fans of Eric Carle will find the textured, collagelike pictures reminiscent of his classic work." --Kirkus Reviews
Visually interestingtale of the dangers of prejudice and the power of teamwork, suitable for early elementary readers. School Library Journal