When a cow wanders into Mrs. Wow’s yard, she is not very happy. She never wanted a cow. But Mrs. Wow’s lazy, crazy pets—a cat and a dog—think the cow should stay. After all, the pets are sure the cow will be great at catching mice and chasing the mail carrier—jobs that they are supposed to do. But can they get the cow to do their jobs? This clever story by Martha Freeman is told with simple words and delights readers with a twist at the end of the tale. The playful artwork of Steven Salerno adds to the whimsical fun of the story. This Beginner Book is a perfect addition to any child’s collection!
Tie-in Activity: Cut out or print out a picture of a cow and paste it in the center of a much larger sheet of paper. Then cut or print out a variety of food items, including items made from milk, such as butter, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, and some non-dairy items. Give your child the pictures of the food and encourage him to paste the pictures of the dairy items around the cow.