Overview

Little Cow thinks life will be better on the "other mountain," and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier . . . but when they get there, they find that the grass isn't really greener on the other side. This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
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Overview

Little Cow thinks life will be better on the "other mountain," and convinces a few animals that the grass will be munchier, the bugs crunchier, the water sploshier, the mud sloshier . . . but when they get there, they find that the grass isn't really greener on the other side. This simple, witty tale, brought to life by Caldecott medalist Feodor Rojankovsky, was originally published in 1963 and is now back in print as a Little Golden Book Classic.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Meyerson
"The grass isn't always greener on the other side" is the moral of this gentle collective tale. Little cow leaves home, convinced that grass on the other mountain is munchier. On her way, she picks up frog, duck, pig and bear, citing onomatopoeic possibilities of better things to come—the bugs are crunchier, the water is splashier, the mud is sloshier, the honey is gooier. However, the animals soon discover that things on the "new" mountain are much the same. They spot a greener mountain, travel to it and find they are back home where things are just right. All the animals have a good laugh. This story is illustrated by 1956 Caldecott Award winner, Feodor Rojankovsky. The detailed bucolic scenes are rendered in pastel watercolors. The animals' faces are expressive and human-like. There are humorous touches—frog rides on little cow's back and hangs on to her tail. All the animals appear cheerful and good-natured. The illustrations are both realistic and idealized. While this story may seem saccharine, its useful moral redeems it. In addition, young children will enjoy echoing its rich adjectives and may add them to their own vocabularies. Reviewer: Marilyn Meyerson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780449813492
  • Publisher: RH Childrens Books
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Series: Little Golden Book Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Sales rank: 522,447
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Deceased. Born in Russia, FEODOR ROJANKOVSKY (1891-1970) immigrated to the United States in 1941. He immediately began working on books for his friend Georges Duplaix's company, Artists and Writers Guild, which had just begun to produce a new line of titles called Little Golden Books. Rojankovsky went on to become one of the most prolific illustrators of Golden Books. In 1956, he was awarded the Caldecott Medal for Frog Went A-Courtin' (Harcourt).
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