The Very Best Sheepdog
Illustrated by Rosie Wellesley
With high-flying, prize-winning parents, Ben the sheepdog has got a lot to live up to. However, he is the most hopeless sheepdog on the farm. He tries so hard to get it right, but keeps getting everything wrong. One day he makes friends with a lamb and they have a wonderful time together playing ‘sniff and seek’. However, this unsuitable friendship makes him the laughing stock of the farm.
One evening, a storm comes and scares all the sheep away onto the hill. They are lost and visibility is poor, so the farmer sends Ben off to find them because of his good nose. Something amazing happens when the sheep see Ben – they follow him back to the farm and earn Ben a well-deserved place in the farmer’s heart.
Age range: 3-6 years