Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children

by Sandra Boynton

Workman Publishing Co | November 25, 2010 | Paper over Board

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From Sandra Boynton-as it could only come from Boynton-an inventive new 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 shows you how to find the startling recording of Maurice Ravel''s "Bolero Completely Unraveled for Orchestra and Kazoos" performed by Sandra Boyton & The Highly Irritating Orchestra. (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.

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 96 pages, 10.31 × 8.25 × 0.63 in

Published: November 25, 2010

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761163719

ISBN - 13: 9780761163718

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children

by Sandra Boynton

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 96 pages, 10.31 × 8.25 × 0.63 in

Published: November 25, 2010

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0761163719

ISBN - 13: 9780761163718

About the Book

Celebrates cows and offbeat cowness with a miscellany of cow stories, cow poems, cow jokes, cow songs, cow games, cow comics, plus lively guest appearances by ducks, hippos, pigs, and excessive numbers of chickens.

From the Publisher

From Sandra Boynton-as it could only come from Boynton-an inventive new 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 shows you how to find the startling recording of Maurice Ravel''s "Bolero Completely Unraveled for Orchestra and Kazoos" performed by Sandra Boyton & The Highly Irritating Orchestra. (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.

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is one of America''s best-loved artists. Her Boynton on Board and other books for children have tens of millions of copies in print, with Barnyard Dance!, Snuggle Puppy!, and Pajama Time! leading the way. Ms. Boynton lives with her family in rural Connecticut, working out of a converted barn that has the only hippopotamus weather vane in the state.

Editorial Reviews

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. -- Publisher''s Weekly

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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