The Sheep Who Hatched an Egg

Lola is proud of her amazing wool. After all, everyone on the farm tells her how beautiful she looks. She spends hours brushing her wool to keep it shiny and silky.  Until one day when the weather gets hot, and all the sheep have to get haircuts—including Lola! She’s so upset without her wool that she runs away and hides by herself. And when her wool finally grows back, it’s tangled, messy…HORRIBLE! But hiding in Lola’s wool is a wonderful surprise, one that will help her realize that she doesn’t have to be pretty or perfect in order to be a friend…or to be extraordinary!

  • 32 Pages
  • 8.5" x 10.63"
  • 9780807573389
  • April 2017

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  • Kids will find plenty to enjoy in the artwork. A pleasing choice for reading aloud in the classroom, the library, or the home.

    - Booklist

  • A dandy tale of self-acceptance…Merino’s airy style reflects the light message of the book: celebrate yourself and enjoy your imperfections.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Using soft edges, watercolors, and simple, warm words, Gemma Merino shares the unlikely story of a sheep who lost her silky wool but gained happiness, self-confidence, and a beautiful new friendship.

    - Foreword Reviews

  • With aplomb, Lola shows that there are good hair days and bad hair days, but self-confidence comes from within. A fun seasonal read-aloud for storytime and one-on-one sharing.

    - School Library Journal

  • Children will enjoy this heartwarming story with its clever artwork that helps illustrate the lesson that one doesn’t have to be perfect to be accepted or loved.

    - School Library Connection


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5
  • ATOS Level: 2.7