Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The Cow Loves Cookies
The Cow Loves Cookies. Karma Wilson. Illustrated by Marcellus Hall. 2010. Simon & Schuster. 40 pages.
Whenever Farmer feeds the horse, he feeds the horsey hay, of course.
The horse just loves to nibble hay. He eats it every single day.
But the cow loves cookies.
I loved this book. I just loved, loved, LOVED this book. It was--for me--one of those wonderfully perfect books. The magical kind that feel oh-so-right from start to finish. The kind of book you feel was written just for you. That's how much I loved Karma Wilson's The Cow Loves Cookies.
The book is written in rhyme. It's set on the farm. It features a farmer who is feeding all his animals. The reader learns that the horses eat hay, the chickens eat chicken feed, the geese eat cracked corn, the pigs eat their slop, etc. But. As interruptions clearly show time and time again. The cow LOVES cookies.
It's predictable. It's repetitive. It's got a great refrain. It's silly. It's wonderful fun.
And I just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the illustrations. Seriously!!! They are oh-so-perfect!!!
The Cow Loves Cookies is a book I would want to read again and again and again.
© Becky Laney of Young Readers