It is Cow's birthday and since she is a cow with black and brown patches, all of her friends, everything in her house, and all of her gifts repeat the theme, including the wrapping paper and the gifts enclosed. The drums have a patch pattern and the scooter from Horse is similarly painted. In each successive picture Cow's pals are shown enjoying her gifts. When the last flap is opened we see Cow, her friends, some of the gifts, and a box full of cupcakes that naturally echo the patchy theme. This is a concept book that adds a bit of fun to the lesson. It is part of a series that includes strips, spots and fur (the latter seems a bit out of context). 2004, Tiger Tales, Ages 2 to 4.