Counting Sheep: Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet
Author: Jacqueline Kelly; illustrated by Jennifer L. Meyer
Callie Vee and Travis help animals big and small in this illustrated chapter book series for younger readers.
In this second book in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet series, Callie takes a hands-on approach to animal doctoring. 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. Will Callie be able to take the situation in hand?
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate:
"Animal lovers will revel in the abundant anecdotes about the benevolent country vet and Travis' mangy strays. . . . 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
"Humor and little heartbreaks abound as Callie learns animal care under the tutelage of Dr. Pritzker, the town's veterinarian. . . . Recommended for fans of the original novel and strong readers who enjoy character-driven narratives." —School Library Journal, starred review