Helen Yoon is a freelance illustrator and creative consultant operating in the greater Los Angeles area. Sheepish is her first picture book.
Amusing and endearing in equal measure, the detailed mixed-media
illustrations use light beautifully in the outdoor scenes and
effectively in the cafeteria-line picture, where the wolf's shadow
reveals his identity. The straightforward story unfolds with
simplicity, wit, and a certain irony based on the sheep's knowledge
of the wolf's secret. While their awareness of his duplicity gives
them the upper hand, their decision to befriend a would-be enemy
makes them completely lovable. A well-crafted picture book that's
great fun for reading aloud.
-Booklist (starred review)
A wolf in sheep's clothing gets the wool pulled over its eyes... Giggle-inducing illustrations depict the wolf helping the sheep wash dishes, do laundry, bake, cut wood, enjoy exercise class and shuffleboard, and read to youngsters...This amiable tale comically explores how love and acceptance can turn a dedicated curmudgeon's stony heart to mush. The dynamic, cartoonish illustrations are the real draw and will capture kids' chuckling attention...Kids will wolf this one down-and won't feel sheepish about it.
-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)