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Author: Karma Wilson (website)
Illustrator: Marcellus Hall (website)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Age Range: Toddler, Preschooler, Early Reader
Kid Love Factor: 5/5
Adult Sanity Factor: 4/5
Having adored Bear Snores On, when I saw The Cow Loves Cookies reviewed at The Kiddosphere, I had to request it right away from our library. Once it arrived, we quickly discovered that Karma Wilson has again struck gold, at least in our house.
Whenever Farmer feeds the horse,
he feeds the horsey hay of course.
The horse just loves to nibble hay.
He eats it every single day.
But the cow loves cookies.
The book adds a new animal every ‘verse’ (horse, chickens, geese, pigs, dog), and remunerates the previous ones before repeating that the cow loves cookies. After all the animals and their favoured foods have been mentioned, we learn exactly why the cow loves cookies. You see, she and Farmer have a deal…
It’s told in an AABB(C) rhyming scheme with Karma Wilson’s impeccable sense of rhythm and metre. And Marcellus Hall, better known for his work in The New Yorker, brings the story to life with simple but elegant water colour.
We took this out of the library a week ago. Not only does Boo, with his prodigious recall, have it memorized, but so do I. That’s how often we’ve read it. And I don’t hate it yet, hence the high-scoring Adult Sanity Factor.
I have a bit of a cookie-loving fiend in my house, (I won't mention any names [Psst: it starts with "B" and ends with "oo"]), but I’m pretty sure this book will appeal even if you’re not so baked treat inclined. Though perhaps you won’t have the problem of your two-year-old suddenly being able to sight-read the C-word in random advertisements…time to whip up some (relatively) healthy homemade ones!
"The cow loooooves cookies!”
The Cow Loves Cookies at Amazon.ca
The Cow Loves Cookies at Amazon.com