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Clancy the Courageous Cow

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The Belted Galloways are trapped in a vicious cycle. Every year their bossy neighbors, the Herefords, win the Cow Wrestling Contest. The winners get to graze on the best pasture. The losers have to wait till next year.

Can a beltless Belted Galloway do anything about their plight? He can if his name is Clancy.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 13th 2007 by Greenwillow Books (first published 2006)
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Tia Katrina Canlas
May 30, 2013 Tia Katrina Canlas rated it it was amazing
A great book that tackles border disputes and immigration reform in the most light-hearted and justice-maximizing way.
Sara
Oct 03, 2012 Sara rated it really liked it
The message in this story is one to be admired. The book teachers tolerance and acceptance to young children; therefore, by understanding this message they will hopefully appreciate everyone’s’ differences and learn not to pass judgment on others because of these differences. What makes this book more remarkable is that the author of this book wrote the book when he was just 12 years old. The story depicts a cow that is picked on and feels left out because he does not have a white line going aro ...more
Kaethe
Jul 14, 2014 Kaethe rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-aloud
Again with the male cow; do people not understand that a cow with udders is female? That mammals rarely lactate until they've actually been pregnant at least once?

Is it unreasonable of me to expect cows to be female and bulls to be male? For bees and ants to be female? I realize that people write stories for kids all the time that use animal characters without any basis in the animal nature. I know that Little Bear's father doesn't wear an Edwardian suit. But one of the cool things about nature
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The Brothers
Jan 22, 2016 The Brothers rated it liked it
Shelves: belonging, bravery, cows
A very interesting story about two sets of cows who have a wrestling match to see which herd will get the better grass. In the Belted Galloway herd a boy is born without the white belt, which gives him the advantage of being able sneak across the the better grass at night without being spotted by the Herefords.

And interesting story about how an uneven playing field tends to perpetuate itself - i.e. the Herefords always win the wrestling match because they have access to the better grass which ma
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GooseberryCompote
Jun 17, 2016 GooseberryCompote rated it it was amazing
This is about segregation, cattle, wrestling, and using your differences and creative thinking for the better. And it's cute.
Billyjean
Aug 14, 2014 Billyjean rated it it was amazing
My kids' new fave bed time story!
Jack Kirby and the X-man
Jul 13, 2009 Jack Kirby and the X-man rated it liked it
Recommended to Jack Kirby and the X-man by: 2009 COOL Awards Shortlist
This is a story to teach kids about bullying, war, peace, sportsmanship, being different, etc, etc...

It's not the greatest picture book every made - but it is pretty fantastic work for a 12-year-old. It probably helped that children's book writing is in the family - with Lachie's mum being Alison Lester.
CRC Washburn
Nov 10, 2008 CRC Washburn rated it really liked it
The belted galloways are trapped in a vicious cycle. Every year their bossy neighbors, the Herefords, win the cow wrestling contest. The winners get to graze on the best pasture. The losers have to wait till next year. Can a beltless belted Galloway do anything about their plight? (Book jacket)

Great for raising discussions about bullying, peace studies, and sportsmanship.
Lori
Jun 10, 2007 Lori rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
My newest favoritest children's picture book--Clancy is a Belted Galloway without a belt, but uses this to his and his herd's advantage.

I was recently delighted to discover a herd of Belted Galloways grazing on a hillside neart my home. :-)
Samantha Penrose
Mar 19, 2010 Samantha Penrose rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-books
My kids enjoyed the wrestling cows; I thought that it had a nice message about accepting the differences in others and getting along.

"Black, white, or brown, we are all cows. I say we pull down the fence and be cows together."
Tricia
Nov 28, 2009 Tricia rated it liked it
Clancy, misfit cow. He provies himself in the annual cow wrestling match. Interesting story with clear message to not judge by appearances.
Nicole Fellows
Jun 18, 2008 Nicole Fellows rated it really liked it
Silly story, but great book for addressing prejudices and showing that everyone should be treated equally.
Hillary Wurl DeBlasio
Apr 12, 2013 Hillary Wurl DeBlasio rated it it was amazing
Best book ever!
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