The character from The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate helps animals big and small in this second book in a chapter book series by a Newbery Honor author.
When Callie and Granddaddy go exploring by the river, Callie discovers a leaf covered with spots. Those spots, it turns out, are eggs, and those eggs become butterflies. One of her newly hatched butterflies has a problem, though—its wing is broken. Can Callie find a way to help this butterfly fly?
Mother's prize sheep, Snow White, is pregnant and about to give birth. With Dr. Pritzker off helping a colicky horse, it falls to Callie to deliver the lamb. Callie takes the situation in hand, bringing the lamb into the world—and getting her fair due from Mother!
Counting Sheep is the second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series from Jacqueline Kelly.
Don't miss any of Callie Vee's veterinary adventures:
Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet #1: Skunked!
Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet #2: Counting Sheep
Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet #3: Who Gives a Hoot?
Skunked! Calpurnia Tate: Girl Vet
"Young readers will find Cal and Travis’s exploits entertaining, humorous, and informative." —School Library Journal, starred review
"Expect a fresh crop of Calpurnia readers to simply enjoy this on its own considerable merits." —Booklist
The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate:
“Animal lovers will revel in the abundant anecdotes about the benevolent country vet and Travis' mangy strays-some heart-wrenching, some hilarious-while learning plenty about nature . . . A warm, welcome stand-alone companion to Kelly's lauded debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“Well worth waiting for . . . Readers will flock to this sequel for the pleasure of revisiting this beloved character and her world.” —Booklist, starred review
“Six years after debuting in Kelly's Newbery Honor-winning The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, the budding Texas scientist returns, as curious and charming as ever, and now preoccupied with fauna instead of flora.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate:
“The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate is the most delightful historical novel for tweens in many, many years. …Callie's struggles to find a place in the world where she'll be encouraged in the gawky joys of intellectual curiosity are fresh, funny, and poignant today.” —The New Yorker, "Book Bench" section
“In her debut novel, Jacqueline Kelly brings to vivid life a boisterous small-town family at the dawn of a new century. And she especially shines in her depiction of the natural world that so intrigues Callie . . . Readers will want to crank up the A.C. before cracking the cover, though. That first chapter packs a lot of summer heat.” —The Washington Post on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
“Each chapter of this winning . . . novel opens with a quotation from ‘On the Origin of Species'--a forbidden book that her own grandfather turns out to have hidden away. Together they study Darwin's masterpiece, leading to a revolution in Callie's ideas of what she might accomplish on her own.” —New York Times Book Review on The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate