Ewetopia is not comfortable in her own wool, and every attempt she makes to impress the other sheep falls flat. So when an invitation to the Woolyones' Costume Ball arives, Ewetopia knows her chance to shine has come at last. After trying on fifty-eight different costumes, she finally finds the perfect one--or so she thinks. But her wolf ensemble turns out to be none too popular with Rambunctious, Ramshackle, and Ramplestiltskin, so Ewetopia finds herself standing all alone again when a stranger enters the room. He is dressed simply as a sheep, but he is so handsome, none of the other sheep notice anything peculiar about his costume choice. Ewecalyptus, Ewetensil, and Heyeywe all look on as the newcomer chooses to dance with none other than Ewetopia. But as they dance across the floor, Ewetopia begins to wonder about her mysterious partner: Why is his growl so deep? Why does he have such long, sharp claws? And why does he keep calling her Mother?!!!
Helen Lester has written many hilarious and popular picture books, including the Tacky the Penguin series and Hooway for Wodney Wat. She lives in New York. www.helenlester.com
A pun-filled tale…older children more likely to appreciate the puns, while younger ones will simply enjoy the humor…playful illustrations…clever tale.
—School Library Journal
[Lynn] Munsinger's artwork catches the quiet to madcap moods of the book.
—Kirkus 9/1/07 Kirkus Reviews
"[A] winning combination of witty wordplay and hilarious images...Extremely amewesing."
—PW starred, 8/6/07 Publishers Weekly, Starred
"Best of all...are the winning watercolor-and-pencil illustrations...a set of endearing animal characters..."
—Booklist 10/01/07 Booklist, ALA
"Munsinger's festive watercolor are charged with energy, and they take clever advantage of the opportunity presented by the costume party..."
—The Bulletin October 2007 Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Wilde Award Winner - New Heroine
News and Observer, December 16, 2007 News and Observer