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A Birthday for Cow! BRDBK Edition
Contributor(s): Thomas, Jan
ISBN: 0544174240     ISBN-13: 9780544174245
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Product Type: Board Book - Other Formats
Published: April 2014
Annotation: Despite the objections of Pig and Mouse, Duck insists on adding a special ingredient to the cake they are making to celebrate Cow's birthday.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Board books.
Cake; Fiction.
Birthdays; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Birthdays
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2014012173
Academic/Grade Level: Toddlers, Ages 2-4
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 6.75" H x 7.50" W x 1.00" (1.10 lbs) 36 pages
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):
JAN THOMAS is the author and illustrator of What Will Fat Cat Sit On?and A Birthday for Cow! She lives in Socorro, New Mexico, with her family.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall)
As Cow's birthday approaches, Pig and Mouse set out to make her "the best birthday cake EVER!" Their ideas differ from Duck's, who persistently tries to include a turnip in the cake. In the end, it's the turnip that excites Cow more than the beautiful cake. The vibrant thick-lined illustrations are made up of simple shapes set against monochromatic backgrounds. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 June)

PreS-K— It's Cow's birthday, and Pig and Mouse decide to bake a cake. They follow the standard recipe, mixing eggs, flour, and sugar, but Duck wants to add a turnip. Outvoted, the duck nevertheless persists in trying to contribute the special ingredient, even as the others top off the finished treat with candles. A surprised Cow is overjoyed to be feted, and on seeing her friends hold up their gifts exclaims: "Is that what I think it is? Oh boy, this is the best birthday ever…a turnip." Told in simple language, this whimsical story is illustrated with somewhat abstract cartoon drawings in bright colors and strong black lines. Some of the spreads have a cluttered appearance that may be a bit confusing to the very young, but children will delight in the humor.—G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI

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