How Now, Brown Cow?
The humble cow is revealed in all her physical and philosophical splendor in this varied and charming poetry collection. Alice Schertle's interpretation of the inner workings of a cow's mind and heart and Amanda Schaffer's expressive oil paintings will charm readers of all ages. Full color.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Browndeer Press
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I loved reading poems growing up, but one thing I never knew was that people could write separate poems and make them connect to make them a book out of it. How Now, Brown Cow? by Alice Schertle is one of the books that I found that made poems into a story. This book is basically talking about all different kinds of cows in how they live, act, and what they could do with the help of humans. Even though all these topics were are different and sometimes not about the same cow, it all connects some...more
May 12, 2010 Emerson School Library rated it 4 of 5 stars
What better to pair with a visit from a real live cow than some poetry! The illustrations here go nicely with the short poems, generally illustrating the puns or wordplay where they might otherwise pass over students' heads. If you're looking for a nice collection of cow poems, this may be a good match for you.
Alice Schertle has written more than 40 books, mostly for children. A mother and former elementary school teacher, Ms. Schertle is a graduate of the University of Southern California. Many of her most famous works are poetic in nature, though she writes about a wide variety of topics.More about Alice Schertle...