Lola the sheep has the most extraordinary wool. It's soft and silky and is her pride and joy! But down on the farm, when the sun comes out, the wool comes off! Poor Lola is so upset by her haircut that she runs away to the far side of the farm where she sits all alone, waiting for it to grow back. And when it does, its no longer silky, it's completely wild! But with it comes a wonderful surprise...Thanks to a tiny chick, this self-obsessed sheep learns an important life lesson; that great friendships are more important than simply having great hair. Another funny, thoughtful and unique picture book from award-winning, Gemma Merino, author of the best-selling The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water and The Cow who Climbed a Tree.
Gemma Merino won the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration in 2011, whilst studying for her MA in Children's Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Born in Catalonia, Gemma originally studied architecture in Barcelona and has worked in practices in Spain, Dublin, Tel Aviv and now London, where she lives. The Crocodile who didn't Like Water, her debut picture book, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, long listed for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, shortlisted for the UKLA Award 2015, the "Read it Again" Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award 2014, the English 4-11 Picture Book Award 2014 and has won both the Coventry Inspiration Book Award and the Bishop Stortford Picture Book Award. It has also been sold in 17 languages and is now available in board book. Her second book, The Cow Who Climbed a Tree, has also won the prestigious Oscar's Book Prize 2016.