THERE'S A COW IN THE ROAD! by Reeve Lindbergh

THERE'S A COW IN THE ROAD!

Age Range: 4 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

 ``...She's a big one too,/Browsing on blossoms/Drenched with dew.'' In spritely verse, a child getting ready for school reports the drama accumulating outside her Vermont farmhouse window: traffic halts, minutes pass, and more animals congregate- -plus a paperboy treed by ``...a goat in the road! At the edge of our drive/As I pull on my socks/At seven-oh-five.'' By the time the school bus comes at ``seven forty-four,'' there are half a dozen noisy, friendly creatures waiting with the kids. The cadence propels the verse like a well-oiled ticking clock, while Pearson's dancing lines and effervescent watercolors embroider the humor at every turn, from a heap of toy animals on the little girl's bed--as numerous as those outdoors--to the cheerful crowd waving goodbye at the end. A joyous, comical pacesetter for a busy morning. (Picture book. 4-7)

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1993
ISBN: 0-8037-1335-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dial
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1st, 1993




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