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Children's LiteratureBrindle Cow, a kindly sort, is strolling to town, listening to the peal of the church bells. A wedding is set to take place there, but many important folks-the organist, the pastor, and the florist, for instance-are going to be detained. Brindle Cow encounters them and other animal characters along the way. One by one, each frets about being late for the wedding, and Brindle Cow offers her broad back. Each clambers on, one piled on top of the other. The haphazardly stacked entourage proceeds into town, singing sweet wedding songs, and arrives at the church. Brindle Cow has saved the day. . .for her very own wedding! Iza Trapani's watercolor illustrations, set in a country atmosphere, are old-fashioned and endearing, a perfect accompaniment to Eva Bunting's pleasantly rhyming tale. It is hard not to be drawn to the book's engaging characters. And who doesn't like a happy ending? 2003, Whispering Coyote/Charlesbridge, Ages 2 to 5.
— Robbin Gould