Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Super-Sidekick Sheep

You've probably heard of supermen, superwomen, supergirls and superboys, but how about supersheep? Maud is a supersheep and official sidekick of superhero Ernie Eggers. She has her own pink cape, crime-preventing rounds in Baxter, serious super skills, and two sisters.

Maud is a middle sheep. Her older sister is super smart and her younger sister super cute, so sometimes Maud just feels left out. However, she feels that being a super sidekick has made her feel more important and included, and Maud wants other middle animals to feel that way, too. But when Maud focuses on finding her own sidekick, will she lose the friendship of her partner Ernie?

The Middle Sheep is the second of the Ernie and Maud Adventures, written by Frances Watts and illustrated by Judy Watson. It's a delightful adventure with just the right mix of superhero adventures and important life lessons.

Published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers in August 2010.

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