Friday, February 5, 2010

Wow It's A Cow

Wow It's A Cow! By Trudy and Jay Harris. Illustrated by Paige Keiser. 2010. [January 2010] Scholastic. 16 pages.

Are you looking for a cow?
Do you want to find one now?

Search high and search low--
When you find one, you will know.
Now let me tell you how....

Readers can use rhymes (and animal sounds) to help predict in this fun and playful book. Wow It's A Cow is a farm-themed book with flaps to lift. It's a silly little book. And I'll try to explain just why it's so silly (and fun).

If it goes, "Neigh-Neigh,"
And it's pulling a plow,
It's not a cow!
Of course it's a....
In place of a horse...the illustrations show a cow! Lift the flap, and of course, you'll find it's *really* a horse that pulls the plow and goes neigh-neigh. It can be silly to see a cow there. But in some of the other rhymes, it gets even sillier.

If you hear "Quack, quack"
Coming from the pond somehow,
It's not a cow!
Just your luck,
It's a...

Yes, instead of a duck floating in the pond, readers will see a silly looking cow floating on its back, udders pointing towards the sky. Lift the flap to see the oh-so-appropriate duck.

Will readers ever find a cow, a real cow? Read and see for yourself!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

1 comment:

Paige Keiser said...

Awesome! Thanks so much for posting about "Wow It's a Cow"! :0) So glad you liked it.