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Subject: Demented (but hilarious) children's book
Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:27 PM ET
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I have been searching for a book that my school librarian read to me about 20 years ago.  It was an odd little book about sheep.  One day a sheep in an ice cream truck starts selling a new treat.  (I beleive it was called Baa.)  All the sheep are crazy about it.  One by one the sheep start disappearing, and it turns out that by the end of the book, there are only 2 sheep left in the city.  (The sheep selling Baa, and one sheep left wanting to buy some Baa.)  The end page is of the 2 sheep getting ready to eat each other... can you guess what Baa was made of?

For years I've told people about this book, and they look at me like I'm crazy.  (I swear I haven't made this up.)

If anyone knows the book I'm talking about, could you please point me in the right direction so I can buy it?  I'd like to show people that I really was read this book as a 3rd grader.


Date Posted: 9/3/2007 2:40 PM ET
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yes, the book is Baaa.

David Macaulay

A fable about a flock of sheep who take over the world after the entire human population has died off. While the humans may be gone, they have left their technology and "advancements" behind. Soon the sheep are living like humans and encountering the very problems that led to the extinction of the human race. Will the sheep survive? B&w illustrations accompany the text.


There is at least one copy available on Biblio.com, starting at $1.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 3:24 PM ET
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That reminds me of the Twilight zone episode, To Serve Man.  Interesting story line.

Date Posted: 9/3/2007 10:40 PM ET
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Sounds like an interesting book.   It's at my local library.  I am going to have to check it out.  :o)

Beth....I loved To Serve Man.  15 year old daughter got into watching all the old Twilight Zones because of that one episode.  ;o)

Date Posted: 9/4/2007 7:11 AM ET
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Ive never seen To serve Man but in Bruce Coville's Book of aliens its a story. I enjoyed it alot. Ill have to check out this book.

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 7:36 AM ET
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Ans I thought "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" was weird! lol 

Imonna look for that book, it sounds interesting.  Teaching conservation to kids early right?

Date Posted: 9/9/2007 11:23 PM ET
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this book sounds very interesting, what age group is it for????

Date Posted: 9/10/2007 12:07 AM ET
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Now I have to add this to my wishlist. I love weird/interesting children's books!

Date Posted: 9/12/2007 11:14 PM ET
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We had a favorite in the children's dept. of my old bookstore job: Perry Poops.  It's supposed to get children comfortable with the idea of poop, I guess, but Perry the rabbit just keeps pooping until practically the whole Earth is buried.  I think it ends with him skiing down a mountain of his own poop.