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Amazing cows : a book of bovinely inspired misinformation

by Boynton, Sandra.

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 17 Libraries 18 of 18 copies
Available (18)
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 817.6 Boynton
Location  Brentwood Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
 
Call Number  JUV 817.6 Boynton
 
 
Bridgeville Public Library Public Library Children's Non-Fiction JUV 817 BOY
Location  Bridgeville Public Library
 
Collection  Public Library Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  JUV 817 BOY
 
 
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Graphic Novel J GR B
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
 
Collection  Children Graphic Novel
 
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Children's Non-Fiction j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Beechview Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Beechview
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Brookline Children's Non-Fiction j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Brookline
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Carrick Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Carrick
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - East Liberty
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Knoxville Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Knoxville
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Sheraden Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Sheraden
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - South Side Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - South Side
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Non-Fiction Collection j SF197.5.B69 2010
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
 
Call Number  j SF197.5.B69 2010
 
 
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j 817.6 BOY
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
 
Collection  Childrens' Room
 
Call Number  j 817.6 BOY
 
 
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 817 Boy
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  j 817 Boy
 
 
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 818 B71
Location  Northland Public Library
 
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 818 B71
 
 
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction J 817 BOY 2010
Location  Sewickley Public Library
 
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
 
Call Number  J 817 BOY 2010
 
 
Summary

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 Reviews
Booklist Review: "No one can take cute and goofy quite as far as Boynton, and here she is in top form, milking several silly cow-themed mini tales, a comic featuring the exploits of a bovine superhero, limericks, song lyrics, knock-knock jokes, advertisements, fashion notes, and so much mooer! for all they're worth as herds of Holsteins interspersed with a supporting cast of chickens, ducks, pigs, and other livestock cavort across the pages with expressions of wide-eyed befuddlement. Adding educational value with a gallery of Famous Barnyard Composers ( Johann Sebastian Bockbockbock ) and a diagram of the stages of Metamoophosis from cattlepillar to udderfly, she then closes with an invitation to download an all-kazoo rendition of Ravel's Bolero. Somehow, that just seems to fit in with the general zaniness. It would take a heart of stone to find this less than udderly entertaining.--Peters, John Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Not since the heyday of Gary Larson has so much adoration been shown to bovines. With her trademark irreverence, Boynton offers an impassioned and hyperbolic ode to cows, replete with jokes, a spread devoted to cow fashion, a cow "myth" that takes place in ancient Athens ("though Fort Lauderdale is also a strong possibility"), limericks, and puns aplenty. One highlight is a comic "from the golden age of overambitious farm animals," featuring a shy research assistant whose alter ego is the cape-wearing superhero, Amazing Cow. Those seeking hard facts about cows are mooing up the wrong tree; those in the mood for "udder chaos" need look no further. It's pure fun. Ages 5-8. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Cows -- Miscellanea -- Juvenile literature.
Cows -- Humor -- Juvenile literature.
Wit and humor, Juvenile.
Cows -- Miscellanea.
Cows -- Humor.
Publisher New York :Workman Pub.,2010
Language English
Description 89 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9780761163718 (hardcover)
0761163719 (hardcover)
9780761162148 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0761162143 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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