Tuesday, February 15, 2011
The Cow Loves Cookies
Wilson, Karma. THE COW LOVES COOKIES. Ill. by Marcellus Hall. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 1416942068 [Suggested Grade Levels Pre-K-1]
Text and illustrations charm in Karma Wilson’s THE COW LOVES COOKIES. Set on a farm, readers learn about the daily activities of the farmer and his animals: the horses, the chickens, the ducks, the pigs, the geese, etc. Through rhyme, readers learn what each animal likes best and what each animal needs to be happy. Much is predictable, as you’d expect, the horses eat hay; the pigs eat slop. But the cow—who loves to interrupt—loves cookies! Turns out that this cow and farmer have a daily ritual. She gives the farmer a pail of milk, and he gives her some cookies.
The text is playful and repetitive. Readers can anticipate what happens next. And the rhythm and rhyme is enjoyable throughout. The illustrations, however, make this one a winner. They are simple, bright and bold, and utterly charming with a nostalgic feel.
Have readers act out The Cow Loves Cookies, adding their own animal sounds, as needed.
Children can draw pictures of their favorite farm animals or talk about their own favorite snacks.
Other books about cookies:
Lass, Bonnie. WHO TOOK THE COOKIES FROM THE COOKIE JAR? ISBN 0316820164
Lewis, Paeony. NO MORE COOKIES. ISBN 0439683327
Numeroff, Laura. IF YOU GIVE A MOUSE A COOKIE. ISBN 0060245867
Other books about farms:
Alborough, Jez. THE GOBBLE GOBBLE MOOOOOO TRACTOR BOOK. ISBN 1935279661
Cronin, Doreen. CLICK CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE. ISBN 1416903488
Elliott, David. ON THE FARM. ISBN 0763633224
By Becky Laney