Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Birthday for Cow!

Written and illustrated by Jan Thomas
Most enjoyed by Preschoolers through 1st grade

It is Cow's birthday and Pig and Mouse are baking a cake for the occasion. But wait! Duck wants to add a turnip! Pig and Mouse are quite sure there is no room in this cake for a turnip, but Duck is not so easily convinced. He keeps insisting the turnip get included somehow. But what does Cow think? Wait 'til you see what happens at the end of this funny book.

Jan Thomas brings Cow, Mouse, Duck and Pig back for this story of good intentions gone astray. The bold colors and simple text make this a great choice for younger readers. It's also the right level if there is a beginner reader in the house. I love the expressions on the characters' faces; they cover a whole range of emotions and almost tell the story on their own. Read 'A Birthday for Cow' this then go stand in front of a mirror: how would your face look if someone wanted to put a turnip in your birthday cake?

1 comment:

Mrs. McNamee said...

I love your library blog. I am an elementary school librarian in NH and recently started blogging.

I haven't read A Birthday for Cow! yet, but I will add it to my list.

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Happy Reading!

Brigid McNamee