where is the green sheep?

Where is the Green Sheep?

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

Awards

Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year 2005 – Early Childhoood;
Speech Pathology Australia Award 2005 – Young Children category

About

This is where my picture book career began. Although I’d always wanted to make children’s books, and had even worked on some ideas, I had never taken it very far. But one day Mem Fox sent me an email, saying that she had been looking around my website and had fallen in love with a small etching I had done of a green sheep. She said that the sheep had to be in a children’s book. So I suggested that we could do it together and we did. It was a wildly exciting time, with ideas of different sheep shooting back and forth between the two of us by phone, fax and email, until we came up with our ideal cast.  Some of the sheep that were rejected ended up on the hillside of sheep near the end of the book (along with others that weren’t considered, like the Ned Kelly sheep and the Carmen Miranda sheep).

Editions

Penguin/Viking in Australia ISBN 0-670-04149-1
(hardback, boardbook and large format)
Penguin Group / Woongjin ISBN 978-89-01-11291-6
(Smart English Project)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in USA ISBN 978-0-15-206704-5
(hardback and boardbook)
In Spanish – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN 978-0-547-39694-1
(hardback and boardbook)
In Russian – Sonoon Jer, Kyrgyzstan ISBN 978-9967-25-426-8
In Korean – Youngko Publishing, Korea ISBN 89-8389-376-1
In Hebrew- Modan Publishing, Israel

Coming soon: Chinese!

Other covers

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