Woolbur by Leslie HelakoskiWoolbur by Leslie Helakoski


byLeslie HelakoskiIllustratorLee Harper

Hardcover | January 2, 2008

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Woolbur is a free-spirited, fluffy, one-of-a-kind sheep! He knows the most important accessories are confidence and fearlessness.

Woolbur is not like other sheep. He hangs out with wild dogs and even dyes his wool blue.

"Don't worry!" says Grandpaa when Maa and Paa fret that Woolbur is different. But when they tell their son to follow the flock, the opposite happens—the flock follows him! Soon everyone is copying his wild hairstyles and taking turns on the spinning wheel. Leave it to Woolbur to find a new way to step ahead of the herd.

Spunky, funky, and refreshingly distinct, Woolbur will strike a chord with anyone who's ever felt different. And that's all of us!


  • Book Sense Hot Pick
  • Great Lakes Book Award finalist
  • Gift of Literacy Oregon Book Choice
  • Michigan Reads! One State, One Picture Book Award

Be sure to join Woolbur’s next adventure in Ready or Not, Woolbur Goes to School!

Leslie Helakoski is the author ofThe Smushy BusandBig Chickens,a Junior Library Guild selection. Born and raised near New Orleans, Leslie Helakoski received a degree in advertising from the University of Louisiana and one in illustration from Northern Michigan University. She now lives in Lawton, Michigan, with her family.
Title:WoolburFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:32 pages, 11 × 9 × 0.25 inShipping dimensions:11 × 9 × 0.25 inPublished:January 2, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060847263

ISBN - 13:9780060847265


Rated 5 out of 5 by from So cute! Very cute story, and a great lesson for kids to learn. I love that, just like in real life, the kid does whatever the kid does. The parents worry about everything being right. And the grandparent is telling everyone not to worry. Wonderful book.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such a sweet story My kids and I loved this book - it's a great read-aloud, and a nice message about being yourself, no matter what. The illustrations are lively, colourful, and fun.
Date published: 2017-04-19