By Christopher Russell and Christine Russell
Ages 9 and up – 224 pages
Published in 2011 by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Oxo, Sal , Jacey, Links and Wills are unlikely heroes. They’re sheep and one doesn’t normally think of sheep as heroes or particularly brave. When bank robbers accidentally drop a cellphone from a hot air balloon, the phone bonks Sal on the head. The sheep think it’s the Baaton of Lord Aries (the god that sheep believe in) and they think they have to protect the Baaton from all evil. The sheep set off to help Lord Aries and return his Baaton. The only problem is the bank robbers want the phone back and will do anything to get it baaaaaack. Will the band of wooly heroes succeed or will they end up as fried chops?
When I first saw the title of this book “The Quest of the Warrior Sheep” I thought -“This HAS to be funny”. Well I wasn’t disappointed! This book had a lot of funny parts to it. I really liked the sheep characters especially Links because he creates funny raps for whatever situation they are in. The story plot was unique and it kept me interested in what would happen next. The reading level is good for 8+ kids and young advanced readers. “The Quest of the Warrior Sheep” is the first book in the series. The second book “The Warrior Sheep go West” has just been published in the USA (August 1st). I am anxious to read the second book and hope that there will be more to follow!
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