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A Birthday for Cow!
Contributor(s): Thomas, Jan
ISBN: 0544850025     ISBN-13: 9780544850026
Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books
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Product Type: School And Library - Other Formats
Published: June 2018
Annotation: Working diligently to bake the best cake ever for Cow's birthday, Pig and Mouse are frustratingly distracted by a silly, interrupting Duck, who is eager to include turnips in the recipe. 30,000 first printing. Simultaneous and eBook.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Cake; Fiction.
Birthdays; Fiction.
Friendship; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals
- Juvenile Fiction | Holidays & Celebrations | Birthdays
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: bl2018071609
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: Giggle Gang
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.50" W x 0.20" (0.55 lbs) 32 pages
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q43315
Reading Level: 1.3   Interest Level: Grades K-2   Point Value: 1.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2008 Fall)
As Cow's birthday approaches, Pig and Mouse set out to make her "the best birthday cake EVER!" Their ideas differ from Duck's, who persistently tries to include a turnip in the cake. In the end, it's the turnip that excites Cow more than the beautiful cake. The vibrant thick-lined illustrations are made up of simple shapes set against monochromatic backgrounds. Copyright 2008 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 June)

PreS-K— It's Cow's birthday, and Pig and Mouse decide to bake a cake. They follow the standard recipe, mixing eggs, flour, and sugar, but Duck wants to add a turnip. Outvoted, the duck nevertheless persists in trying to contribute the special ingredient, even as the others top off the finished treat with candles. A surprised Cow is overjoyed to be feted, and on seeing her friends hold up their gifts exclaims: "Is that what I think it is? Oh boy, this is the best birthday ever…a turnip." Told in simple language, this whimsical story is illustrated with somewhat abstract cartoon drawings in bright colors and strong black lines. Some of the spreads have a cluttered appearance that may be a bit confusing to the very young, but children will delight in the humor.—G. Alyssa Parkinson, Highland Township Library, MI

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