The SheepOver

The SheepOver

Meet the adorable orphan lamb Sweet Pea and discover why her true story has become a picture book phenomenon and enchanted readers of all ages! One cold winter night, Sweet Pea the orphan lamb becomes very sick. Everyone in the farmyard is worried about her! Under the watchful care of Farmer John, Laddie the sheepdog, and Dr. Alison the mobile veterinarian, she slowly recov Meet the adorable orphan lamb Sweet Pea and discover why her true story has become a picture book phenomenon and en...

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Title:The SheepOver
Author:John Churchman
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Genres:Childrens
ISBN:0316273562
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:44 pages pages

The SheepOver Reviews

  • Jillian
    Oct 31, 2016
    A sweet story about a sick lamb who throws an "all better" party. I really, really want to like the illustrations, but when I actively look at them, they just don't do a whole lot for me. The story is also kind of sickly-sweet - it's not to my taste, but there are definitely people w...
  • Stacie
    Oct 13, 2016
    I have always been a fan of books about sheep. We raised sheep while I was growing up and my very first pet was Lambie, a sheep that was raised on our farm for many years. Sheep are special to our family and when I saw this book, I knew I had to get it for my niece. I think this will b...
  • Barb
    Jan 11, 2016
    The gorgeous illustrations and photographs are what make this book enjoyable. The images of the sheep and other animals are just beautiful. The story doesn't flow easily or grab the reader but the photos are just wonderful. ...
  • Heidi-Marie
    Oct 14, 2016
    Interesting. I could tell that the artwork had something to do with photography of real animals. The story wasn't quite my thing, but animal lovers and really young kids will find this adorable. I admire the talent, there is a star. And the creativity, another star. I give it a 3rd sta...
  • Ariel
    Jul 02, 2018
    I want this sheep to be my very best friend the whole world and to be invited to it's sleepovers. ...
  • Claire Talbot
    Feb 02, 2016
    I loved this sweet picture book - it melds photography with art to tell the story of Sweet Pea the sheep. ...
  • Arminzerella
    Feb 13, 2016
    When Sweet Pea the sheep becomes ill, she's taken to another part of the farm to recuperate. The vet promises her that she'll be able to have a "SheepOver" when she gets better. When the day comes all the animals are excited about the event - no one more so than Sweet Pea. She and her ...
  • Hannahlily
    Feb 15, 2016
    Just because you have cute farm animals and a camera does not mean you should write a picture book. ...
  • Kelly
    Jul 16, 2018
    Using part illustrations and part photography, John Churchman tells the story of a sheep that becomes sick and takes you through the healing process and the party that ensues afterward. ...
  • Leslie
    Feb 09, 2016
    Okay, okay, it's a children's book...but if you love the sweet faces of lambs, goats, dogs.... This book is irresistible, with its enhanced photography, which is simply magical. The story is simple (it IS for children), but it's dear and wonderful, and if you need a smile.... ...
  • Bethe
    Dec 22, 2016
    Adorable multi media photo illustrations don't save the slim plot of this book. Love the author photos with their border collies! ...
  • Cathryn Wellner
    Mar 24, 2016
    Having lived the farming life, I was captivated by the book - and sad that so many reviewers failed to see through to the heart of the story. Ah well. I loved it. Loved the sweet little story. Loved the use of photos and graphics to create a charming book. Loved the promise of more to ...
  • Mary Narkiewicz
    Aug 21, 2018
    Since I live in Vermont, this book even more especially gives me joy. Gorgeous illustrations, page after page. Large format book . The story of a sheep named Sweet Pea and her adorable animal friends having a party, a vet visit and life under starry winter Vermont Skies. I just want t...
  • Debra
    Nov 04, 2018
    If you love sheep you will enjoy this book. Wonderful photography that is at times muted and blended to give a softened look to the story. Sweet Pea is an orphaned lamb that is ill. With attention from a friendly vet she survives and as a reward has a Sheepover with all her friends. V...
  • Donna
    Oct 09, 2016
    When Sweet Pea the sheep recovers from being ill, she's allowed to have a sleepover with her farm friends in Farmer John's greenhouse. Good thing: The cover image is absolutely adorable and is what caused me to read this book. Bad thing: The sudden appearance of a disco ball at t...
  • Jesse
    Dec 23, 2015
    Even with the trippy illustrations, this book is a sweet story of friendship among animals. Berry loved the close-ups of animal faces. I felt like the book was trying to tell two stories at once where one would've worked better, but it was still easy to follow. ...
  • Eyehavenofilter
    Dec 23, 2015
    I'm not really into sheep, however this was a great little diversion for me. The unique manipulation of the authors photography was a very different technique that I enjoyed, and I liked the idea that it was something totally new and different. It made up for the minor lag in the story...
  • Isabel
    May 13, 2016
    I enjoyed the illustrations and was glad there was a little blurb at the back of the book explaining the processed used to generate the illustrations. But as a story, it felt quite lame to me. I wouldn't want to read it countless times as mothers do with their child's favorite. ...
  • Jill Pickle
    Nov 22, 2015
    Well-designed on the outside, but this is where the appeal ends. Besides just the personal taste of whether I like the digitally manipulated photographic art (I don't), this book has a host of issues: Too many characters, conflict resolved too early, meandering, and boring. I'm shoc...
  • Anthony
    Mar 19, 2019
    True story of the recovery of a sick sheep, and the celebration on the farm where it lived in the form of a sleep over with all the other animals in attendance. ...
  • Pat
    Dec 21, 2015
    I saw this book on the news. The story introduced photographer & farmer John Churchman and his wife Jennifer. On their farm, they have an orphaned lamb they named Sweetpea. Sweetpea becomes ill but soon recovers. She celebrates her good health by having a sleepover with her other s...
  • Margie
    Mar 18, 2018
    Who knew even animals have sleepovers with their friends. After an illness, when Sweet Pea the sheep has recovered, she is permitted to have a "Sheepover" with her best friends. The photo/illustrations are lovely and lend an air of believability to this story. ...
  • Becky B
    Oct 09, 2018
    Sweat Pea isn't feeling well, so the farmer calls the vet and other animals to help her get well. Once she is recovered the farm has a party, a SheepOver, to celebrate. This is based on a true story but there are fantasy elements introduced (like the animals talking to one another)....
  • Jeani
    Jul 06, 2017
    I was drawn to this one because I love when the illustrations are actual photographs. However, with this book the photographs were layered again and again and it was distracting. The story was adorable, though, and my daughter appreciated that Sweet Pea is a real sheep that needed savi...
  • Jeannie
    Dec 09, 2015
    This is an adorable little book. The art work is great and the story is sweet. Be prepared to fall in love with Sweet Pea. ...
  • Munro's Kids
    Aug 11, 2017
    Sweet Pea the orphaned lamb has fallen ill, but she recovers almost immediately...OR DOES SHE? What appears to be an innocent children's book about partying livestock becomes, on closer inspection, a disturbing glimpse into the delirious brain of a dying sheep. The surreal imagery that...
  • Amy (Other Amy)
    Dec 20, 2015
    The story is not really there but I love the SheepOver idea. The visual presentation (photography digitally brushed into illustration) is different and arresting but a little hard on the eyes in places. I'll be interested to see if there are future books. ...
  • Megan
    Feb 08, 2017
    This book is so adorable! All the photos are cute and sweet, and the story is cool. Then again, I love sheep and farm animals, so I was easily satisfied. Five stars. ...
  • Melony Joy
    Dec 29, 2015
    This book brings joy to both the reader and the little one who will cuddle up beside and take in the beautiful story and the stunning art. John Churchman is a farmer, photographer, artist and now author who bases this story on actual events on his farm. A worrisome, chilly winter night...
  • 4 Starr Kids
    May 15, 2017
    Beautiful photography, but the story was lacking. My 9 year old declared is wasn't a good story. ...