The Cow Loves Cookies Hardcover – Import, 6 July 2010
"Rhymes are lively and steady, pitch perfect for a read aloud. . . . Sturdy ink outlines filled with confident swaths of watercolor will stand up well to group viewing. Expect demands for repeat readings, and then break for a snack of, well, you know what." --Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
"Warm, funny, . . . The big, clear watercolor pictures with thick ink lines leave lots of white space, and the simple rhyming lines, with descriptive words and messy action, will encourage preschoolers to join in. . . . [Kids will delight] in the sounds of the words and the delicious rhymes. --Booklist
"If the very rhythm of the title reminds you of its ancestry—Bear Snores On is Karma Wilson’s earlier best-selling work—then you know you’ll be reading this book over and over again to little listeners. . . . This bovine is outdoing the Cookie Monster." -- The Hartford Courant
"The cleverly rhyming text and pace of the story make it perfect for a read-aloud. The whimsical ink and watercolor illustrations add to the humor. An instant storytime crowd pleaser." --School Library Journal
About the Author
Marcellus Hall graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His art has appeared on the cover of The New Yorker, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and Time magazine. His first book for children was Because You Are My Baby (2008). He lives in New York City, and can also be found at MarcellusHall.com.
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- Publisher : Margaret K. McElderry Books; Illustrated edition (6 July 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1416942068
- ISBN-13 : 978-1416942061
- Reading age : 3 - 8 years
- Item Weight : 481 g
- Dimensions : 25.4 x 0.76 x 25.4 cm
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It all starts innocently enough. At the start, the farmer feeds the horse hay, and “the horse just loves to nibble hay. He eats it every single day.” OK, so far, all good. “But the cow loves cookies.” So what are we to make of this- not so clear… Yet.
The farmer continues. He feeds the chickens chicken feed, and “they love their feed.” So far, so good. “The farmer feeds the geese each morn. He always gives them sweet, cracked corn.” Sounds like a lovable farmer, right?
But then, just a few short pages later- the demeaning of the workers begins:
“When Farmer feeds the hogs their slop, they love to eat that gooey glop. They oink and snort; they grunt with glee. They eat like pigs it seems to me.” Can you see where this is going?
Meanwhile, while the pigs eat their slop like pigs, “the cow loves cookies.”
So how come the cow gets to eat cookies while the rest of the workers eat feed and slop? Yup, you guessed it- she made a deal with management.
Farmer (the ruling dictator) gives the cow cookies and she gives him milk and they both enjoy a daily picnic of milk and cookies. Does the cow even realize that she is enabling this bastard to continue to rule the farm with an iron fist?
I think not.