Synopses & Reviews
The horse loves hay, the chickens need feed, the geese munch on corn, the hogs devour slop, the dog eats treats, but the cow lovesand#8230;COOKIES? Donand#8217;t miss this barnyard treat, featuring a new cover, from the author of the andlt;I andgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling Bear series.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;With an original twist on the ordinary barnyard picture book, this read-aloud from bestselling author Karma Wilson is a clever exploration of a curious incident on the farm. As the farmer makes his rounds each day, most of the animals chew on the foods a young reader would expect. But when itand#8217;s time to feed the cow, she feasts on a special treat! Wilson's signature style and Marcellus Halland#8217;s spirited watercolors will delight children on and off the farmand#8212;because when it comes down to it, who doesnand#8217;t love milk and cookies?
*"Well-executed, bouncing rhyme will have children bobbing their heads. . . . Halland#8217;s sure-handed strokes of graphite carve out friendly, watercolor animals and farm vistas. . . . This self-assured, simple and successful picture book closes with a goofy, age-old punchline that will get giggles every time. --andlt;Iandgt;Kirkus,andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;STARRED REVIEW
"Warm, funny, . . . The big, clear watercolor pictures with thick ink lines leave lots of white space, and the simple rhyming lines, with descriptive words and messy action, will encourage preschoolers to join in. . . . [Kids will delight] in the sounds of the words and the delicious rhymes. --andlt;iandgt;Booklistandlt;/iandgt;
andlt;divandgt;"Rhymes are lively and steady, pitch perfect for a read aloud. . . .
andlt;divandgt;"If the very rhythm of the title reminds you of its ancestry--andlt;Iandgt;Bear Snores Onandlt;/Iandgt; is Karma Wilson's earlier best-selling work--then you know you'll be reading this book over and over again to little listeners.
"The cleverly rhyming text and pace of the story make it perfect for a read-aloud. The whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations add to the humor. An instant storytime crowd pleaser." --andlt;Iandgt;School Library Journalandlt;/Iandgt;
"Rhymes are lively and steady, pitch perfect for a read aloud. . . . Sturdy ink outlines filled with confident swaths of watercolor will stand up well to group viewing. Expect demands for repeat readings, and then break for a snack of, well, you know what." --andlt;Iandgt;Bulletin for the Center of Children's Booksandlt;/Iandgt;
"If the very rhythm of the title reminds you of its ancestryand#8212;andlt;Iandgt;Bear Snores Onandlt;/Iandgt; is Karma Wilsonand#8217;s earlier best-selling workand#8212;then you know youand#8217;ll be reading this book over and over again to little listeners. . . . This bovine is outdoing the Cookie Monster." -- andlt;Iandgt;The Hartford Courantandlt;/Iandgt;
THERE are lots of different animals on the farm, and they all love their own special sort of food. The horse loves his hay and the geese flip for corn. But not Cow
Cow would never eat that stuff. You couldn't pay the cow enough Because...
From the bestselling author of Bear Snores On, Karma Wilson, and renowned illustrator Marcellus Hall comes a rip-roaring, rhyming, read-aloud story that's perfect for picky eaters of all ages.
With an original twist on the ordinary barnyard book, the latest read-aloud from the "New York Times"-bestselling author of "Bear Snores On" is a clever exploration of a curious incident on the farm. Full color.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Marcellus Hall andlt;/bandgt;graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. His art has appeared on the cover of the andlt;iandgt;New Yorkerandlt;/iandgt;, as well as in the andlt;iandgt;Wall Street Journalandlt;/iandgt;, the andlt;iandgt;Atlantic Monthlyandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Time andlt;/iandgt;magazine. His first book for children was BECAUSE YOU ARE MY BABY (2008).andnbsp; He lives in New York City, and can also be found at www.marcellushall.com.