Monday, January 3, 2011
Book Review: Amazing Cows plus a giveaway.
Enjoy this review of Amazing Cows by author Sandra Boynton. Leave a comment and an email contact for a chance to win a free copy of this fun book. Start the New Year off with a great book and a chance to win.
By: Sandra Boynton
Published by: Workman Publishing Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-1-7611-6214-8 (paperback)
Ages: All ages up to a hundred and moo
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: D.M. Cunningham
Synopsis: Two cow stories, three cow poems, eleven or so cow jokes, one cow myth, one cow comic book, way too many unexplained chickens and so much moore.
Overall thoughts: Sandra Boynton could write copy for toilet paper and I would read it. When I was offered the opportunity to review her latest book about cows I was over the moon. This book is cover to cover enjoyable for all ages. The cow story of Red Rover had me laughing out loud with a clever unexpected ending. But what I was really looking forward to was the comic book story Amazing Cow: Trouble on Zebblor 7. If you are a comic book fan like myself, then you will love the send up to classic Superman comics here. There are plenty of jokes to share with the whole family and you will find yourself rereading the book several times because it is that much fun. One of the most enjoyable highlights of this book for me was the Cow and Pig story. What a wonderful tale of friendship so simply done.
The cover of the book claims Udder Absurdity for Children. Unfortunately, I have to disagree with this statement. The absurdity is for everyone. If you are a fan of Sandra Boynton’s work you will not be disappointed by this latest work of whimsy.
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