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About the Author

Jackie French AM is an award-winning writer, wombat negotiator, the 2014–2015 Australian Children’s Laureate and the 2015 Senior Australian of the Year. In 2016 Jackie became a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to children’s literature and her advocacy for youth literacy. She is regarded as one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors and writes across all genres — from picture books, history, fantasy, ecology and sci-fi to her much loved historical fiction for a variety of age groups. ‘A book can change a child’s life. A book can change the world’ was the primary philosophy behind Jackie’s two-year term as Laureate.

Bruce Whatley is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and talented authors and illustrators for children, both here and internationally. Since 1992 Bruce has written and/or illustrated over 90 picture books. In 2002 he paired with author Jackie French and illustrated Diary of a Wombat, which was the start of an extraordinary creative collaboration.

5 reviews for Pete the Sheep   Import  Single ASIN  Import  Multiple ASIN ×Product customization Go Pro General Description Gallery

  1. Jemma Donaldson

    My students enjoyed this. A fun text to integrate into our farming unit.

  2. Anne Boynton

    Worth every word!
    I am mystified by the published reviews which reduce this wonderful story to an extended joke or “bit of fluff.” Yes, there IS a joke which frames the story (sheep dog vs. sheep sheep). And the illustrations are charmingly simple and goofy, sure to delight readers young and old.But the true brilliance of this book is the several deeply important lessons imbedded in the humor. 1) individuality in both activity and appearance is not only acceptable it’s desirable; 2) it is more effective to be articulate and polite to achieve your goals than to use force; 3) forgiveness of our “enemies” can lead to friendship and great mutual benefit; 4) true leadership can come from unlikely sources.I wish all the “bits of fluff” on my daughters book shelf were equally packed with positive messages, wrapped in enticing stories with funny illustrations! This is a story we will read again and again, to the delight of all ages.I was also surprised that the recommended age ranges did not extend down to preschool. The short amount of text per page and humor make this accessible to 3 yr olds and attentive 2s.Definitely worth adding to the permanent collection.

  3. Jennifer Hamilton

    Good for the purpose it was bought
    Reasonable condition. Good for the purpose it was bought.

  4. Bookworm

    Short and sweet 🙂
    I love fairy tales, especially those that come from Australia. The book is full of authentic illustrations, which sum up typical Australian farm-life (right down to the smallest details, such as the (Blundstone) boots that the sheep-shearers are wearing). And about the story: It’s Jackie French, so you can count on having a great time reading the book 🙂

  5. L. Blackmore

    This is a wonderful, quirky story with some great characters. Taking on the manly world of sheep-shearing, Pete and Shawn go about it, well, differently, to the delight of the sheep and the sheep dogs, but to the dismay of the rugged old-school shearers.The drawings are perfectly matched to the story line, and kids absolutely love the expressions and the dialogue.

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