Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Find A Cow Now!

Find A Cow Now!

Fall 2012 Picture Books
Ages: 3 - 7 yrs.
Author: Janet Stevens
Author: Susan Stevens Crummel
Illustrator: Janet Stevens
ISBN: 978-0-8234-2218-0
Hardcover Price: $16.95

Living in the city, the cattle dog star of Find a Cow Now! has no cattle. Tired of napping, Dog becomes destructive until Bird tells him, "Go! Find a cow NOW!" Dog sets forth determinedly through the city and out into the country in search of a cow. The main character, Dog, is realistically and humorously depicted. As Dog shouts "A COW!" at different animals, very small children who know their animals will enjoy correcting him. The denouement is also understandable to little children, while Dog remains ignorant. The full page, expressive picture of gray Dog looking toward the reader when he decides that he is tired of napping is trouble personified. This book is a spot on delight for its intended audience.

Kemie Nix   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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