Fall 2024

One Wise Sheep

An Untraditional Christmas Story

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

Tonight, the sheep can’t sleep. The pasture is floodlit by a strange new star and their shepherds have disappeared.

They must have been kidnapped by a UFO—or perhaps they’ve gone to meet the child rumored to have been born in a stable. The sheep set off to find their shepherds. They’d like to see this child too, and they heard there’ll be a party!

The sheep hike across country two by two, so none are lost. During this extraordinary night in Bethlehem, the quarrelsome sheep gradually become a real flock that pulls together.

This amusing retelling of the Christmas story through the eyes of the sheep reinforces the season’s theme—be a little nicer to each other, forgive your quarrels, and listen to everybody, especially the children.

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978-1-77657-595-4
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Interest Level Grade 1 - Grade 4
Reading Level Grade 2
Category Holidays, SEL: B Self-Management, SEL: C Social Awareness, SEL: D Relationship Skills, Social Emotional Learning
Copyright 2024
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Gecko Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 88
Publication Date 2024-10-01
Text Type Fiction—Humor
BISACS JUV019000, JUV017010, JUV039060
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.75 x 8
Features Original artwork, Reviewed, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Ulrich Hub

Ulrich Hub trained as an actor and now lives in Berlin, Germany. He works as a director for stage and writes plays, screenplays and children’s books, which have won numerous awards.

Illustrator: Jörg Mϋhle

Jörg Mühle lives in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He has written and illustrated many bestselling children's books for all ages, including picture books, junior fiction, and the widely acclaimed Tickle My Ears series of board books.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

One Wise Sheep

Tonight, the sheep can’t sleep. The pasture is floodlit by a strange new star and their shepherds have disappeared. They must have been kidnapped by a UFO—or perhaps they’ve gone to meet the child rumored to have been born in a stable. The sheep set… View available downloads →

Reviews

Kirkus Reviews

“A Christmas tale to hold the whole family spellbound.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews