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Where's My Cow?: A Discworld Picture Book for People of All Sizes
     

Where's My Cow?: A Discworld Picture Book for People of All Sizes

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by Terry Pratchett, Melvyn Grant (Illustrator)
 

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This is a book about reading a book,
which turns into a different book.
But it all ends happily!

Overview

This is a book about reading a book,
which turns into a different book.
But it all ends happily!

Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
Where's My Cow?, a companion volume to Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel Thud!, is a book about reading a book that becomes a totally different book!

Every day at six o'clock, Sam Vimes, commander of Ankh-Morpork's City Watch, heads home to read Where's My Cow? to his one-year old son. But after reading it hundreds of times, Sam decides to personalize his son's favorite tale. Bored with reading a children's book filled with moo-cows and baa-lambs, Sam decides to make Where's My Cow? into a more useful book for his son: “a book with streets in it, not fields. A book about the place where he'll grow up.” So the next night, Sam modifies the story to “Where's My Daddy?” and instead of an assortment of farm animals, Sam narrates a search through some of Ankh-Morpork's most colorful -- and repugnant -- characters: all to the delight of Young Sam!

Although both children and adults will undoubtedly enjoy Where's My Cow? -- described as a “Discworld picture book for people of all sizes” -- the interest in this fully illustrated storybook will be much more intense for longtime Discworld fans who are not only intimately familiar with Sam Vimes but also with other beloved characters like City Watch Sergeant Detritus the Troll; beggar Coffin' Henry (“Haaaaak! Gack! Ptui!”); unscrupulous street vendor Cut-Me-Own-Throat Dibbler; and Lord Havelock Vetinari, the supreme ruler of Ankh-Morpork. Where's My Cow? is an absolute must-have for followers of Pratchett's Discworld saga. Paul Goat Allen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060872670
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2005
Series:
Discworld Series
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
133,987
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 9.52(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett, OBE, was the author of more than 70 books, including the internationally bestselling Discworld series of novels. His books have been adapted for stage and screen, and he was the winner of multiple prizes, including the Carnegie Medal. In January 2009, Pratchett was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to literature. Sir Terry, who lived in England, died in March 2015 at the age of 66.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Salisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date of Birth:
April 28, 1948
Place of Birth:
Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Education:
Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Where's My Cow?: A Discworld Picture Book for People of All Sizes 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful book and I can't wait to read it to my great-grandchild! But Pratchett (and Sam Vimes) fans be aware - this is a book ABOUT the book that Sam reads to his son - it is not the book itself. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
arleah More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson for Christmas so I can't review it now, but I can say that my son is a Big reader and he loves this author! The book looks precious.
Bighair More than 1 year ago
This is a family favorite! Our 4 year old LOVED the funny sounds we'd make. We love getting more and more animated each time we read it. If you like to have fun when you read to your kids, if you like to be silly while reading, THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a Discworld fan you'll love this picture book full of humor for you, and your little ones (if you have any.) This book within a book is has wonderfully expressive illustrations and witty writing that's sure to please any audience. It's a favorite in the Vimes family, and it can be a favorite in yours too. Librarian Approved!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book a couple of years ago for my daughter (now 4). She may not have understood the story but she loved the pictures and loved the sound (hack, gack, ptui!). Now I am reading it to her younger brother and sister and they love it, too! They may not know what Discworld is but they love looking at this book. A wonderful read for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We thoroughly enjoyed this book. So much so that when my then 18 month old started eating the pages, we went and bought another one. On its own, the story seems okay, but fans of Pratchett's work and readers of Thud will understand all the little nuances to the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a hysterically funny book - with brilliant illustrations - for people who know and love the characters. But don't try explaining it. Don't use this book as an introduction to Ankh-Morpork, Discworld, or the Pratchett books in general. This is not a condemnation, you understand - it's just that there are better entry points. For grownups, try 'Guards! Guards!' or 'Hogfather', for kids, 'The Amazing Maurice' or 'The Last Hero.' Send that copy of 'Where's My Cow?' to a deserving geek like me. I told you I couldn't get the point across - not even to Santa Claus!