Monday, February 11, 2008

Russell the Sheep

Russell the Sheep is a character in three wonderful picture books by Rob Scotton. The latest book in the collection is Russell's Christmas Magic. Russell is hanging up lanterns in the old tree when Santa crash lands in Frogsbottom Field. The sleigh is broken, and Russell can actually "see" Santa. Now this usually doesn't happen. You are not supposed to "see" Santa when he delivers the toys. Now that the sleigh is really broken, Santa wants to cancel Christmas. What's a sheep to do? Russell thinks he can help fix the problem. And he does. You will have to read the book to find out how Russell does this. Rob Scotton has a wonderful imagination. The stories are fun to share with a group of children, and the pictures are delightful. If you read this book you will discover a frog making a snow angel, as well as reindeer wearing ice skates.

1 comment:

rob scotton said...

sounds like a wonderfully entertaining story...you gotta love that sheep!!