Those Magnificent Sheep in Their Flying Machines

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

The sheep on the hillside were munching away, much as they always did, day after day, when suddenly something went . . . ZOOM overhead! “Let’s go and see what it is!” they all said. And so begins a ripping, round-the-world adventure as the magnificent sheep take to skies in their spiffing, yellow flying machine…

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Picture Books
Copyright 2014
Publisher Andersen Press USA
Imprint Andersen Press USA
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2014-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV002090, JUV041010, JUV068000
Dewey [E]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 10 x 12
Lexile 690
ATOS Reading Level 3.6
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 165938
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Original artwork and Reviewed

Author: Peter Bently

Peter Bently lives in England. He studied languages at Oxford University and has written more than 40 titles, one of which led to him win the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2011.

Illustrator: David Roberts

David Roberts has illustrated many books for young readers. He lives in London.


Library Media Connection

“[T]he rhyming story and goofy concept will keep children giggling through the end; a great choice for storytime.”―Library Media Connection


“Children will enjoy this delightful global romp.” —Booklist

Kirkus Reviews

“The seamless melding of Bently’s catchy British doggerel with Roberts’ elegant colored-pencil-and-watercolor illustrations makes this an attractive choice. Just pure, wooly-headed fun.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“The rhymes flow well, and the text swoops and swerves with the motion of the plane.” —School Library Journal