The Cow That Laid An Egg by Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto

I have admitted before that I always judge a book by it’s cover, and it’s even more true with children’s books. I mean really, the illustrations are at least half the package right? These books are practically begging you to judge by their covers, you woudn’t want to ignore an illistators best efforts now would you?

But sometimes those old sayings turn out to be true.

If you were like me a judged by the cover you would have left passed this book over and sighed when your kids dragged it home from the library the first time.

Then after  having brought it home from the library multiple times and read it 5,789 times you would also have to admit to being completely and totally wrong.

The illustrations may not be exactly what I’m drawn to but there are bicycle riding cows, not to mention an egg laying one…

…the phrase “…an almighty commotion in the barnyard…” which is a good phrase if I’ve ever heard it.

And there are “crafty chickens” I personally have never met a crafty chicken but I like the idea of them anyway.

A super fun book and clearly one of Clara’s favorites!

3 comments on “The Cow That Laid An Egg by Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto

  1. Julie says:

    Very colorful.

  2. Susie says:

    I’m disturbed enough about “…an almighty commotion in the barnyard…” that this isn’t my favorite book, however I love that Clara loves it!
    Look for Andy Cutbill’s companion book “The Cow That Was the Best Moo-ther.”

    • Jessie says:

      Where is your sense of adventure??? Just because 99% of the time “an almighty commotion in the barnyard” is a bad thing you never know maybe the next almighty commotion will be something really exciting. You’ll be able to write a book… The sheep that said oink. The other cow that laid an egg. The Goose that didn’t hiss….
      well have to check out the other book as well, thanks for telling us about it.

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