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Join Cow as the brave bovine searches for a way home, writes an autobiography, and shuns celebrity. Throughout this hilarious tale, readers will get a giggle out of Cow’s mixed-up vocabulary as Cow meets “cats” that honk, “pigs” that baa, and a herd of scary “frogs” that look very familiar. Straightforward language and on-location photography transform a lovable squish toy into a larger-than-life personality.Spot squish on cover gives readers a touch of Cow.Simple wordplay will delight young audiences.Charming ...

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Overview

Join Cow as the brave bovine searches for a way home, writes an autobiography, and shuns celebrity. Throughout this hilarious tale, readers will get a giggle out of Cow’s mixed-up vocabulary as Cow meets “cats” that honk, “pigs” that baa, and a herd of scary “frogs” that look very familiar. Straightforward language and on-location photography transform a lovable squish toy into a larger-than-life personality.Spot squish on cover gives readers a touch of Cow.Simple wordplay will delight young audiences.Charming gift for cow collectors.More adventures of Cow to come.

A lost and somewhat confused toy cow has many grand adventures before finding her way home, where she decides to write a book.

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“Moooooove over, Minerva Louise...Cow's decidedly skewed view of reality will engender hoots from any audience.”—Kirkus  
Children's Literature
Get ready to laugh. Cow will have you in laughter on page one. Cow arrives in a strange land. But cow is not just a cow, he is a plastic cow which has been photographed trying to find his way through the real farm animals. Cow visits horses, who he calls big dogs, and asks where is he? They do not speak cow language. He visits a goat, and asks which way is home. The goat tells him ask the cats. Cow's cats turn out to be ducks who tell cow to swim. Cow tries to swim his way home in a pool of water by a green hose. Cow finds real cows, but calls them scary frogs. A dog swoops down on Cow and brings him home to the house. In the house, Cow repeats his confusion and greets the carved and ceramic animals. At this point, the reader feels sorry for poor cow who has so badly lost his way among the maze of real and fake animals. However, by the end, Cow is writing a book about his adventures, and all is well. Readers young and old will love the humor in this story. This book would make a great gift for both the old and the young. 2005, Tricycle Press, Ages 4 to 7.
—Mindy Hardwick
School Library Journal
PreS-K-This book consists of a minimal text supported by photographs of a squish toy cow posed with real farm animals and household items. Traveling in a yellow backpack, Cow arrives in a "strange land." She is obviously very confused or not very smart because she asks various misidentified farm animals how to get home, including "dogs" (actually horses), "cats" (geese), and "scary frogs" (cows). She is finally rescued by "a big bird" (a dog). Back home, Cow greets her dad (a penguin doorstop), her mom (a hippo vase), and the twins (salt and pepper shakers). Aunt Ernie (a vegetable brush) suggests that she write a book about her adventures and she becomes famous-she's even on TV (literally sitting on it). All in all, she'd rather just play checkers-a challenge, since she's sitting next to a Scrabble board. Although the illustrations lend some humor to the dry text, they are not very clever. Preschoolers may find the first few pages funny because they're smarter than Cow; however, the silliness will soon lose its edge and fall flat. The joke continues far too long. For children in the concrete stages of development, this book will be confusing, not funny. Other youngsters will just be bored.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582461397
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Pages: 30
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 8.31 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

LORI KORCHEK met Cow one stressful day in New York, where she lives and works.

MARSHALL TAYLOR grew up to be an art director at big ad agencies in New York, where he still resides.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2005

    Funny again and again

    This book was amazing. It is a humorous children's book, and its plot may be limited to children, but its humor is not. In the short time it took me to read it, it became one of my favorite books for a long time to come. The plot follows a cow named cow and his journey to get home. In his story he meets many different kinds of creatures and obstacles that he must overcome. The author did a good job of keeping my attention on the book but what really hooked me were the pictures. The pictures in this book were clear and funny because they didn¿t have anything to do with what was said, which added to the already heavy volume of humor in this book. I would recommend this book to all those looking for a short laugh. With its charming yet witty humor, this book will become afavorite with all ages

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