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Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
by Jane Cabrera
Jane Cabrera, Illustrator

Paperback | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 10 1/4 | US$ 6.99
ISBN: 9780823436835 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 2 to 5

Themes: Music, Song & Theater, Preschool
Recommendations: K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.1.1, 1b, 1f, 1g, 1h, 1j, 2, 2a, 2b, 2e
W.1.3, 5, 6, 8
RF.1.1, 1a, 2, 2b, 2d, 3, 3b, 3e,4, 4b
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2-6
RL.1.1-7, 9, 10

About the Book

A girl who can't seem to stop knitting and a sheep who just can't say no star in this captivating new rendition of the well-loved nursery song.

As a host of characters from nursery rhymes receive wonderful handmade gifts, poor Black Sheep's coat grows thinner. But there is a special reward in store for a generous sheep in this story about the joy of giving.

For extra fun, follow a winding strand of yarn through the pages of the book. Sheet music is included.

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is Black Sheep's problem in the story? How is the problem resolved? RL.K-1.1, 3

2. What lesson does this rhyme teach you? Write about a time that you gave back to someone who helped you. RL.K-1.2 / W.K-1.3

3. In small groups find the rhyming words in the story. (wool / full, mittens / kittens, vest / nest, peep / sheep, wig / pig, missus / kisses, gone / on) RF.K-1.2

4. Compare and contrast two versions of the nursery rhyme "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep." Record the two versions as a class. RL.K-1.10 / RF.K-1.4