Baa Baa Smart Sheep
Written Mark Sommerset
Illustrated by Rowan Sommerset
Well, I nearly giggled myself to death on that one. At least, I can imagine a first grader doing so.
When Quirky Turkey encounters bored Baa Baa Smart Sheep, Baa Baa looks for a way to alleviate the boredom. So Baa Baa convinces Quirky Turkey to eat a pile of poo, which may or may not be smarty tablets. Warning: the little twists at the end will probably cause this to be favorite bedtime reading. As the cover says, this contains mischief.
The illustrations are adorable and supplement the text well.
The language is a little beyond first grade, but the context and repetition lend themselves to independent reading on the second try, meaning reinforced literacy skills. These New Zealanders have a winner here.