Cows to the Rescue
It's the day of the county fair!
Three-legged races, a “Smartest Pig” contest, the Ferris wheel—what could be more fun? But the Greenstalks’ car won’t start, so they’ll need some help getting there. . . .
2/14/18 Closer in F theme. Lots of smiles. They also liked the Ferris wheel part because I asked if any of them had been on one, and if they were scared. "No! No! No. Well, I was a teeny bit scared." Then the confessions came out. Made ME smile. So they enjoyed seeing the cows scared on the Ferris Wheel.
I didn't realize until reading other reviews that this book is part of a series by John Himmelman. We read Chickens to the Rescue several years ago, and now we'll have to borrow Pigs to the Res ...more
This book had my son and I both laughing. That is a very good thing. Those cuckoo-cows!
My son, who can only read a few words, was able to "read" the refrain "Cows to the Rescue!" by the second or third time. That was very exciting for both of us. I think the three-legged race was my favorite part of the story, but it was all good. The whole story was very funny.
The illustrations, while not my favorite style, suit the ...more
On a more mature note, I do wish children's authors would cease depicting county fairs as animal amusement parks in which farm animals enter "smart pig" or "handsome duck" contests. In reality, most farm animals on show at county fairs are auctioned to slaughter at the fair's conclusion.
Now it's the cows turn to help out the Greenstalk family. The Greenstalks are headed to the local fair where they encounter a variety of problems that are quickly dispatched by the intrepid cows.
Illustrations are fantastic!
Some interesting scenarios and fun pictures.
Additional themes: farm animals, help, county fair
According John's Facebook page, he has been "making up stories and scribbling pictures since I could hold a crayon in my hand. It became my job in 1981, when my first book, "Talester the Lizard" was published during my last year in college (S ...more