On a windy day a sheep picks up a crown that has blown his way. The sheep picks it up and puts it on. Thus a sheep becomes Louis the First.
Louis assumes the leadership of his sheep. He does what many leaders do, dresses up as a king, forms an army, invites artists to perform in his palace, etc. Then Louis decides that only sheep that look like him can stay in his realm. The rest of the sheep have to leave. That is when another windy day happens, and Louis the first loses his crown.
There is lots of great discussion to be had here. Young children often feel left out on the playground. This is a chance for students to understand the role of a “leader” as well as the feelings of those who are included and excluded. This book is fresh off the press!
Students will notice, page-by-page, what the sheep does to make himself more like a leader or king. As students study about other leaders in their community or country, they can make comparisons. Being an election year in the fall, the new president will do a lot of what Louis first does.