Sheepology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
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Welcome to the wonderful world of sheep! Sheepology is filled with incredible sheep facts told in a playful tone by Ilaria Demonti, with endearing illustrations by Camilla Pintonato.
Discover all there is to know about sheep in all their woolly glory in Sheepology, a delightfully illustrated guide ewe will flock to again and again!
For instance, did you know that sheep do not like to be alone and get along well with other animals? Or that a sheep was the first mammal to be cloned by humans?
Have you ever wondered how sheep’s milk turns into cheese? Or how sheep are shorn and wool is made into cloth?
These and other intriguing and engaging facts about this lovable animal can be found in Sheepology, a visual encyclopedia and follow-up to Chickenology and Pigology. Nature- and animal-loving readers of all ages will find something to learn and love about these fascinating farm friends.
About the Author
Ilaria Demonti is an author, illustrator, and literary agent based in Milan, Italy. She wrote and illustrated Il sogno di Hokusai and The Workshop of Leonardo da Vinci, and illustrated Wendy and the Wallpaper Cat, written by Jason Hook.
Camilla Pintonato is an author, illustrator, and graphic designer based in Venice, Italy. Her love for sheep inspired this book, but she likes drawing other animals, such as chickens, pigs, rabbits, and donkeys. Her books include Chickenology, Pigology, Full Moon, and Wally the World’s Greatest Piano-Playing Wombat.
"Sheepology is a revelation. For thousands of years, and to this day, humans around the world have depended on the many gifts of these often-underestimated animals, who are blessed with superior memories and excellent navigational skills. May this fun, fact-filled book foster the gratitude and respect that sheep deserve!"
– Sy Montgomery, author of How To Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in 13 Animals
"Pigology, Chickenology, and Sheepology are my absolute favorite books about farm animals. They explain history and science with ease and charm. These books help us to see that reality transcends fiction, and that once we understand it, our sense of wonder deepens, making the world more enjoyable and more magical."
– Isabella Rossellini
“Readers will enjoy poring over this delightfully informative account on just about everything related to sheep.” --Library Journal
“Welcome to the wonderful, woolly world of sheep! This Italian import is equally informative and entertaining, working as both a straight read-through and as a resource to dip in and out of. Sure to encourage a new flock of sheep devotees.” – Booklist, Starred Review