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‘Where is the Green Sheep?’ by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek

Marlow reading Where is the Green Sheep

Where is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox

Where is the Green Sheep book

here is the car sheep

Where is the Green Sheep_back cover

After my recent post about Australian author Mem Fox in which I shared some of our new favourites written by her, I received the sweetest direct message on Instagram from an Australian mum, Steph Donohue, telling me she had an extra copy of Mem Fox’s ‘Where is the Green Sheep?‘ and that she would love to send it to us. She explained that it was her daughter’s favourite book and she just knew Marlow would love it. So I responded ‘yes please!’,  and two days later a little package arrived on our doorstep from Steph along with the nicest little note.

Steph was right. Marlow LOVES it! Where is the Green Sheep? is the sweetest rhyming book with a simple plot: there are red sheep and blue sheep, wind sheep and wave sheep, car sheep and train sheep… but where is the green sheep?! It’s a perfect bedtime story. Another Mem Fox book to add to your collection!

Courtney x

p.s. The rainbow silk in the photos above is from Brimful. Lovely Annie sent it for Marlow and she hasn’t let go of it since it arrived. It’s the perfect travel dress-up – it can be a cape, a skirt, a wrap, an ocean, a blanket….. ! And the cute pink playsuit is from Mabo.


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Comments (10)

Lenka
May 17, 2016

The best book ever. We got it six years ago and still reading it on weekly basis.


Anna
May 17, 2016

We love this book too! I remember reading this to my 2nd over and over and over again!!! But it never gets old! He’s stoked because he’s now doing a unit on Mem Fox in Kindergarten.


Lindsey
May 17, 2016

Cute! We better get this book too!


Linda
May 17, 2016

A sweet gesture from one mum to another..


Courtney in London
May 18, 2016

Wasn’t that so sweet of Steph?! A special book indeed. x


Kosima
May 17, 2016

What a sweet thing to do from Steph! Not many books of Mem Fox have been translated into German (sadly), but we own – and love – the ones that did.

Regarding that cute playsuit from Mabo – I have just ordered some things from there. Including this one. Your lovely pictures of your sweet Marlow confirm my decision to have done so! Do you buy the clothes from Mabo one size bigger? I feel like a 6/7 fits my small 5 year old loosely and next year it might be just the perfect size. Can you agree with my theory?

Thanks a lot and enjoy your trip! I know you do anyway. Will you come to Germany when you travel through Europe?

xxx, Kosi


Courtney in London
May 18, 2016

Hi Kosi,
Thanks for your sweet comment!
I find that those Mabo playsuits last so long because you can adjust the back straps. Ivy (who just turned 7) is still wearing some of her old playsuits from two years ago (size 6/7) – and while they fit differently, they’re still so cute!
So maybe, for long wearing, you can buy a size up – but I don’t really think it’s necessary if you’re looking for a perfect fit. (I hope that makes sense?)
In any case – the quality is so good that they will last if you DID buy them a bit big.
Sadly, we’re not swinging through Germany this summer – we had to narrow it down, and we ended up planning a trip to Portugal after Italy and France… because… surfers!!!! 🙂 xx


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Kadria
March 11, 2017

My 2 year old loves this book so much that last time I was visiting my parents on Vancouver island, my mom helped me knit a small stuffed green sheep to go with the story!


Courtney in Australia
March 12, 2017

That is so sweet! It really is such a great book. x


Osyth Sanders
May 15, 2017

I picked up a copy of this cheaply not expecting much, but it quickly became my two year old’s absolute favourite, it’s not too bad for multiple reads from a parent’s perespctive too! Love it 🙂


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