Written by Henrietta Williams and beautifully illustrated by Richard Berner, ‘Sheepy and the Riddle of the Occurrence’ is a wonderful fiction book for children, that will take them on an interactive and captivating adventure to the mysterious and magical ‘World of Sheepy’.
Follow Sheepy and his friends as they embark on a gallant quest to find answers for their chief.
Along the way they will have to overcome all kinds of dangers, including hungry invisible Wizzles and scary flying Tweedle Twitchers.
With danger lurking round every corner, it is their close friendship, teamwork and the ability to use each others strengths that turns out to be their greatest protection.
At the end of the adventure, if you have managed to solve the riddle, then you can enter your answer via the website. If your answer is correct, you’ll receive a personalised certificate, awarded by the Chief himself, to show that you truly are brilliant enough, to have solved The Riddle of the Occurrence!
The first World of Sheepy book will delight all future adventurers and is suitable for children aged 7 to 10 years.
- ISBN: 978-1-78589-095-6
- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Book Dimensions: 23.8 x 1.1 x 18 cm
- Publisher: Matador (25 January 2016)
“This is a beautifully illustrated, wonderfully weird story and riddle. The world created by the author is decidedly different, populated by magnificently created colourful creatures and written with a riddle to be solved and a website on which to enter a competition where readers can put their answer.
The story is convoluted, silly, wacky and yet still manages to be engaging and intriguing. The language choices are at times amazing but not necessarily appropriate for the target age group of 4 to 9 year olds. For most children in this age range, this is a book for adults to share with children rather than one for them to read independently. It will certainly help improve the range and vocabulary experienced by most youngsters, introducing a variety of fantastic names for the characters and places and using complex sentences to describe scenarios and events.” Independent Review – March 2016
“What an odd little story – it’s written for kids (geared to ages 4-9) but I’m not entirely sure how much of the story that younger kids would be able to follow. The language used is wonderful but a bit nonsensical and tough to follow. When I started the story I was unconvinced and wasn’t sure I’d be able to finish it but as the story wore on it grew on me. Some of the language and style reminds me vaguely of Roald Dahl and Jasper Fforde which, admittedly, is not for everyone. Give it a try though! If your child has a vivid imagination and loves to make up stories, this may be right up their alley.” Independent Review – March 2016