Amazing cows : a book of bovinely inspired misinformation
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 17 Libraries 18 of 18 copies|
From Sandra Boynton--as it could only come from Boynton--an inventive exuberant jumble of a book for the young reader. Amazing Cows is a picture book, a storybook, a book of fun and games--it's all those things in one. Plus it even includes a startling recording of Maurice Ravel's "Bolero Completely Unraveled for Orchestra and Kazoos" performed by Sandra Boynton & The Highly Irritating Orchestra, for download. (Running time is 17:14, but seems MUCH longer.)
A work of pure obsession, Amazing Cows celebrates cows and offbeat cowness with a miscellany of cow stories, cow poems, cow jokes, and other bovine ephemera. Along the way, expect lively guest appearances by ducks, pigs, and excessive numbers of chickens. There's a song: "It Had to Be Moo." A game: "Find the Hidden Cows." Famous Barnyard Composers (surely you've heard of Wolfgang Amadeus Moozart and Johann Sebastian Bockbockbock). Knock-knock jokes, a cow myth, and an Amazing Cow comic-book adventure: "Trouble on Zebblor 7." Cow fashion. Cow Limericks. How to Speak Cow. Plus so much mooer.
Amazing Cows is full-color, 96 pages long, and packed with the kind of silly fun that young readers adore, especially when they can read it to themselves--and then read it to their parents, and then to their little brothers, and then to the family dog. Or the family cow.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Publisher's Weekly Review: "
-- Juvenile literature.
Cows -- Humor -- Juvenile literature.
Wit and humor, Juvenile.
Cows -- Miscellanea.
Cows -- Humor.
|Publisher|| New York :Workman Pub.,2010
89 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
9780761162148 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0761162143 (pbk. : alk. paper)