Bridget and the Muttonheads
By Pija Lindenbaum
Review by: Yvonne
When Bridget goes on vacation with her mother and father, all the grown-ups want to do
is lie down by the pool and sun bathe. Bridget gets bored, very bored, so she goes in search
for sand to play in. Behind the hotel, Bridget finds her sand on the beach, but as she looks over
the water she notices an island with white fluffy clouds lying on the beach.
Curiosity getting the better of her, Bridget wades across the water to the little island and finds
something unusual. A small flock of sheep are lying on the beach, panting and sweltering in the hot
mid-day sun. Bridget picks up the sheep one by one and puts them in the water to cool them off, and
then she hangs them to dry. When the little sheep are dry, Bridget must milk them because they are
having a hard time walking. Bridget soon discovers that the sheep are hungry and there is not a smidgen
of food left on their little island. There is plenty of food on the other side of the water, but Bridget must first
teach the sheep to swim.
Once on the other side of the water, Bridget runs to get her scissors in order to give the muttons a hair cut.
Then she cleverly fashions clothing for the sheep in case they should get cold. To find out how this unusually
interesting book ends, you will need to order your copy today!
I recommend this book for ages 2-6, however the younger readers may will need help to read it.