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  • Published: 3 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9780670041497
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $26.00

Where is The Green Sheep?




THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE CBCA BOOK OF THE YEAR – EARLY CHILDHOOD

Mem Fox and Judy Horacek take you on a wildly wonderful adventure in their rollicking search for the green sheep in this Australian classic.

Here is the blue sheep, and here is the red sheep.
Here is the bath sheep, and here is the bed sheep.
But where is the green sheep?
Mem has never owned a sheep, let alone a green one, but she does admit to having woolly thoughts from time to time. Judy loves drawing things, especially sheep. This is her first flock.

‘Laughs and interactive play will ensue among readers and listeners.’ Booklist

‘Perfectly attuned to a toddler's sense of playful discovery.’ Horn Book Guide

‘Just right for toddlers experiencing the basics of life and budding readers learning to complete their sentences by looking at words and pictures together.’ Kirkus Reviews

‘Oh what a beaut it is! … Cunningly worked rhyming words make it a delight to read aloud, sharing with a very young reader who will want to return again and again to the story … Brilliant.’ Books for Keeps

  • Published: 3 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9780670041497
  • Imprint: Viking
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $26.00

About the authors

Mem Fox

Mem Fox has written more than 40 books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep?. Other books by Mem include Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes, Hunwick’s Egg, Hello Baby!, A Giraffe in the Bath, Koala Lou, Baby Bedtime and Roly Poly. In 2019, The Tiny Star was released to great critical acclaim from the Australian Book Industry, and 2021 saw the release of two new picture books, Early One Morning and Cat Dog, followed by Our Dragon in 2023. Mem’s newest picture book, Meerkat Mayhem, to be published in late 2024, is another exciting collaboration from the talented and bestselling Where is the Green Sheep? team.
Mem has been presented with an array of book awards and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia in 1993.
Mem lives in Adelaide and is a retired Associate Professor of Literacy Studies from Flinders University, South Australia.

Judy Horacek

Judy Horacek is an Australian cartoonist, writer and illustrator. She has been drawing cartoons for many years and they have been published widely both in Australia and overseas, in books, newspapers, magazines and on merchandise.

Her work is often concerned with feminism, the environment and social justice issues. Ten collections of her cartoons have been published, including Woman with Altitude, Life on the Edge, I am woman hear me draw, and her most recent, Now or Never. Major retrospectives of her cartoons have been held at the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, and she regularly exhibits her watercolour paintings and limited edition prints.

Her first ever picture book was the highly acclaimed and bestselling Where is the Green Sheep?, created with Mem Fox. She has since published four picture books on her own, including The Story of Growl, and four others with Mem Fox. Their newest book together, Meerkat Mayhem, will be published in late 2024.

Awards & recognition

KANGA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2006  •  Picture Story Books

KOALA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2006  •  Picture Story Books

YABBA Children's Choice Awards

Winner  •  2006  •  Picture Story Books

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2007  •  Picture Story Books

BILBY Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2008  •  Early Readers

REAL Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2008  •  Picture Story Books

BILBY Children's Choice Awards

Shortlisted  •  2009  •  Early Readers

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