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SANTA COW STUDIOS by Cooper Edens

SANTA COW STUDIOS

by Cooper Edens & illustrated by Daniel Lane

Age Range: 4 - 8

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-689-80030-4
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

 The Santa Cows (Santa Cows, 1991, etc.) return to give the Schwartz family a tour of Hollywood, playing out spoofs of familiar movies--Star Cows, Cowsablanca, and Jurassic Cows--and ending up in an extended parody: It's an Udderful Life. The book is written in clumsy verse, full of throwaway puns and jokey references. The more carefully organized watercolor and colored-pencil illustrations, featuring bland people and cows in famous scenes from films, are also full of sight gags and visual asides. Throughout, the collaborators are a little too enthusiastic about their own humor; they never stop winking at readers. A good book for those with a cow fetish or fans of the previous titles; not to everyone's taste. (Picture book. 4-8)