Friday, March 21, 2014

"Find a Cow Now" By: Janet Stevens and Susan Crummel Review

Find A Cow Now
By: Janet Stevens & 
Susan Stevens Crummel

Ruff! Ruff! Yip! Yip! Dog is rounding up whatever he can find in his urban apartment, even chairs. He is also driving his bird companion crazy with the commotion. Bird sends him to the countryside to find something more appropriate to herd, such as a cow. But since dog has never seen a cow, he finds all the wrong animals. After being pecked by a chicken, spattered with mud by a pig, and walloped by a donkey, Dog needs a friend. By chance a mysterious and kindly animal helps lead him back to the city, only to cause chaos there, before revealing her identity--as a cow!

My Thoughts
     Incredibly cute, funny with earthy illustrations that add relevance to the story, Find a Cow Now is great for early learners. Dog is tired of living in the city, so Bird suggests he go to the country to find himself a cow to herd. As he travels to the country, Dog encounters lots of strange animals he tries to herd but neither the pig nor the chicken want anything to do with him. When he loses his way, he is helped by a large animal who coincidentally, as he learns out later, is a cow.
     Cute story that will appeal to kids who love animals, Find a Cow Now uses simple words and sounds to tell its tale. Perfect for early readers, I personally enjoyed the different animal sounds that organically appeared throughout. The illustrations are very well done and in such a way to give credence to the story. All in all a darn cute story great for librarian’s needing a farm story in story time or that mom needing her next nighttime tale.

Book Details
Publisher: Holiday House
Date of Publication: September 1, 2012
# of Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780823422180
Source: Library Checkout


1 comment:

  1. Oh! This is super cute. I love children's books, and my niece loves me when I buy her books. This looks like something she'll enjoy. I wish all children's books came with those hardbound pages, though, some books are so easily torn up by kids!