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Adventures in Cartooning: Christmas Special by James Sturm
Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Amulet 4: The Last Council by Kazu Kibuishi
Angels by Marian Keyes
Arthur's Nose by Marc Brown
Bad Kitty Meets the Baby by Nick Bruel
Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Bog Baby by Jean Willis
Calvin Coconut: The Zippy Fix by Graham Salisbury
Catering to Nobody by Diane Mott Davidson The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling
The Cow Loves Cookies by Karma Wilson
The Dazzle of Day by Molly Gloss
Disappearing Desmond by Anna Alter
Emily the Strange: Lost Days by Rob Reger
Everything on a Waffle (audio) by Polly Horvath
Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have by Allen Zadoff
Fullmetal Alchemist 17 by Hiromu Arakawa
I'm Going to Grandma's by Mary Ann Hoberman
Maggie's Monkeys by Linda Sanders-Wells
Mooshka, A Quilt Story by Julie Paschkis
My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete
The Owl and the Pussycat by Edward Lear and illustrated by Anne Mortimer
Soul Eater 01 by Atsushi Ohkubo
Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Spork by Kyo Maclear
Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle 03 by CLAMP
Twin Spica 06 by Kou Yaginuma
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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
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The Cow Loves Cookies 07/02/12

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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.

Five stars

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Comment #1: Tuesday, July, 3, 2012 at 05:09:57

Laina

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



Comment #2:

Pussreboots

It's such a cute book. I'm not surprised that it's a success at storytime.