Blah Blah Black Sheep

(13 reviews)

N.D. Wilson


We're all sheep. Except him.

A children's book about the courage to be different.

Look Inside the Book

I know your mama taught you how to stand and chew and bleat.

But even green pastures won't stay safe in the farms of the West.

Not with a hungry coyote on the loose.

One outlaw is free from the herd's fears of bad looks and bad actors. Nobody wants to deal with Blah Blah Black Sheep, not even coyotes. That's when the flock learns that the courage to defend the farm starts not with a bleat but with a blah.

He zigs when the flock zags.
He blahs when the flock bleats.
He howls at the moon when the flock sleeps.

But when danger comes lurking...


Blah Blah Black Sheep is coming in Animated Glory!

Help make it a reality.

  1. Get the Black Sheep Bundle
  2. Buy more for your whole flock
  3. Subscribe to Canon+

The Black Sheep Bundle

What's In The Bundle?
  • Hardback book signed by N.D. Wilson
  • Premium Art Print (8.5 x 11) signed by Forrest Dickison
  • Fund the show to get your Black Sheep's name mentioned in the credits!
    (We'll reach out for a name after purchase).

Does your own black sheep stand out boldly from the flock? Whether your children struggle with an excess of boldness in a timid flock, or need that extra push to get out there and stand up to the wolves, Blah Blah will be right there with them.

Blah Blah Black Sheep's boldness and bravery aren't appreciated by his flock, but he still isn't afraid to take a stand for what's right and protect them.

Teach your child to stand out from a frightened crowd, and to stand up for those who don't have their rough and tumble spirit.

With story from N.D. Wilson and stunning illustrations from Forrest Dickison (both of Hello Ninja fame), your little sheep will want to climb right into the pages and bound and fly by Blah Blah's side.


Defend the Farm Bundle

We live in Big Sky Country where you're not the only one under threat of danger out your borders.

Defend the farm with 3 Black Sheep Bundles for you, your folks, and your friends.Blah Blah Black Sheep's boldness and bravery aren't appreciated by his flock, but he still isn't afraid to take a stand for what's right and protect them.

Here's what y'all get:

  • 3 Hardbacks (32 pages), signed by N.D. Wilson and Forrest Dickison
  • 3 Premium Art Print, signed by Forrest Dickison (8.5 x 11)
  • 3 Black Sheep names in the episode credits and the website
    (We'll reach out for names after purchase).

Watch the creators talk about the book, the animated show, and the kind of rebels we desperately need.


Canonball Books is the children's imprint of Canon Press. At Canonball, we believe stories are soul food, so you can expect excitement, danger, loyalty, virtue, and family in your Canonball books. Feed your kids the right books!

N.D. Wilson is a professional misbehaver and storyteller with a fondness for big personalitieseven in small sheep. He is currently brewing seven and a half new adventures and is a Writer in Residence at New Saint Andrews College.

Forrest Dickison illustrates children’s books, paints landscapes, and works in animation. He and his wife Danielle live in Moscow, Idaho and have three young daughters. Forrest illustrated all the books in the Hello, Ninja series, which became a hit original series on Netflix, and he also wielded the paint behind Sir Badalot. Visit him online at

IMPRINT: Canonball Books

AUTHOR: N.D. Wilson

ILLUSTRATOR: Forrest Dickison


SIZE: 11.25x8.75"

ISBN-10: 1-95-790586-7

ISBN-13: 978-1-957905-86-0

BINDING: Hardback

PUB. DATE: October 17, 2023

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Megan Ward
Lovely book!!

This book is comical and great for kids of all ages!! Highly recommend!!

Kristen Bingham
Blah Blah Black Sheep

We love this book! Such a cute story to teach children it’s great to be different. Our little one dances to the beat of his own drum and we want him to learn that it is ok when all of that energy is used for the glory of God. This book teaches how our differences are all vital in serving others!

Margaret Dyer
Such a great book!

My kids (2, 4 & 7) all love this book!! Highly recommend!

Brianna Taylor
Funny, sweet, encouraging

I have a little boy who is not dissimilar to the Blah Blah Black Sheep, and it warmed my heart to read this book (to myself and to him!). God has placed such good gifts in and on His children and sometimes they don’t look that way to us if the packaging is wild and intense. I trust God will use my little sheep’s life to His glory even (especially?!) in the times that have me wondering what is going on in this little one’s head 😉

Ervin Martin Jr

I like this book, and gave it to a family in Church who have 2 young boys. We always need good literature for children. It reminded me that I need to order some more copies of Hello Ninja.

New and original it’s a favorite

We have the original version and it was perfect for the 2-3 year old years…this new updated extended version is so fun. We all love it! The words are already memorized and the pictures offer so much exploration and imagination.

Blah Blah Black Sheep

Grandsons loved it!