The Cow Loves Cookies 07/02/12
I first heard of The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson when it was short listed for a Cybils. When I saw it at the library, I had to check it out. I'm glad I did.
The book starts out with an adorable cover. There's the farmer holding a cookie behind his back. He has a sly look on his face. The cow is wagging her tail like a dog.
The book is for the most part a standard rhyming book about life on the farm. There are all the usual animals and where they live and what they eat and so forth. But there's this promise about a cow liking cookies that gives the whole book a sense of mystery.
At long last the truth behind the cookies is revealed and it's delightful. It's like a happy version of Click Clack Moo by Doreen Cronin. The farmer and the cow have a deal. They are partners in a little ruse that involves cookies.
For children just learning puns and jokes, the book ends with a groan worthy joke just for them.
Comment #1: Tuesday, July, 3, 2012 at 05:09:57
I've read this a couple times in my Storytimes. For my Cow theme and for my Cookie theme and the kids loved it both times. They like to say "But the cow loves cookies" with me and LOVED the duck/quackers joke. Definitely a good one :D
It's such a cute book. I'm not surprised that it's a success at storytime.