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Wednesday 11 June 2014

Review: I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo

Nadine is a pretty fearless cow. Not much makes this gutsy bovine tremble. Not lightning, not rats, not loud noises, not even the dark, dense woods.

Her friends, Annette and Starla, seem sceptical so Nadine proves it by urging them into the dark, dense woods for a leisurely stroll.


Nadine's fine! Really, she is! She's loving this adventure ... exploring the trails and discovering stuff, the smell of pine cones, wee paw prints. An ant nest.

There's nothing to be afraid of! Nadine is on top of the world (or, actually, at the tippety-top of a tree) - 'I am cow, hear me moo!'

But as the afternoon wears on and darkness descends, does Nadine's bravado slip?

Kids will love this funny, action-packed tale (featuring a rather unnerving tail), and will giggle along at the dramatic climax and super-cute ending. Jill Esbaum's rhyming humour is a treat and Gus Gordon's priceless illustrations pack their usual heft, with much to ogle and enjoy, beautifully parlaying the text.

I am reader, see me smile!

Title: I Am Cow, Hear Me Moo
Author: Jill Esbaum
Illustrator: Gus Gordon
Publisher: Viking, $24.99 RRP
Publication Date: 28 May 2014
Format: Hard cover
ISBN: 9780670077106
For ages: 4 - 8
Type: Picture Book