by Leslie Helakoski
Illustrated by Lee Harper
Woolbur was a little lamb whose fleece was white as snow...until, of course, he decided to dye himself a bright, snappy blue:
"You look unbelievable!" said Paa.
"I know," said Woolbur. "Isn't it great?"
"It will never wash out!" said Maa.
"I know, " said Woolbur. "Isn't it great?"
Whether he's carding, spinning, or weaving, Woolbur's uncoventional approach to wool causes his nervous parents to pull their own wool at night, waiting for the day when Woolbur will finally follow the flock. "It's what we sheep do," say Maa and Paa, begging him to change his ways.
But Woolbur's spirited individuality can't be sheared, and before long he has the rest of the flock following him. Woolbur is the perfect yarn to share with kids who dare to be different, as well as those who need a nudge to let their own light shine. Go Woolbur!