Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep

Eric Barclay (Author)
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An accidental-friendship story packed with humor from author-illustrator Eric Barclay

Sheep is an expert at protecting sheep--or so she thinks until one happy afternoon when she bumps into a very hairy someone on the farm.

"Who are you?" she asks.

"I'm the sheep dog " the someone says. "I watch the sheep."

Holy begonia Sheep knows this can't be right. After all, she's the pro So Sheep goes off to get everything Sheep Dog needs to get the job done, but each time she goes, something almost happens to Sheep...

And it's Sheep Dog who saves the day

For fans of Goodnight Already by Jory John, You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown, and Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, this hilarious and tender friendship story proves that even the best watchers must look out for one another.--Publishers Weekly

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Publish Date
February 12, 2019
10.1 X 0.5 X 10.1 inches | 0.97 pounds

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About the Author

Eric Barclay grew up in a small Texas town, where he spent plenty of time playing outside, reading, drawing, and writing. He also enjoyed childhood summer visits to his grandfather's ranch, which meant helping with cows and riding around in the back of a pickup. Years later, Eric hung up his overalls and graduated from a big city university, where he studied journalism and graphic design. Now he writes and illustrates books for kids, which allows him to occasionally enjoy the outdoors again. He is the author-illustrator of Sheep Dog and Sheep Sheep, Hiding Phil, I Can See Just Fine, and Counting Dogs and the illustrator of My Pet Wants a Pet by Elise Broach. He lives in Texas with his wife, two daughters, one dog, two cats, two mice, and five fish. You can visit him at


"The illustrations [are] humorous and energetic"--Kirkus Reviews
"[I]llustrations by Barclay leave plenty of room for giggle-inducing word a sweet friendship burgeons."--Publishers Weekly
"Barclay's quick-witted text is as endearing as his pastel pencil and Photoshop illustrations, which feature an expressive, free-spirited sheep alongside a deeply caring, albeit stoic sheep dog."--School Library Journal
"Sheep's antics are memorably adorable and funny."--School Library Journal
"A winning read-aloud to celebrate the merits of true friendship."--School Library Journal
" needn't feel sheepish about enjoying this."--Kirkus Reviews