No one can take �cute and goofy� quite as far as Boynton, and here she is in top form, milking several silly cow-themed mini tales, a comic featuring the exploits of a bovine superhero, limericks, song lyrics, knock-knock jokes, advertisements, fashion notes, and �so much mooer!� for all they�re worth as herds of Holsteins�interspersed with a supporting cast of chickens, ducks, pigs, and other livestock�cavort across the pages with expressions of wide-eyed befuddlement. Adding educational value with a gallery of �Famous Barnyard Composers� (�Johann Sebastian Bockbockbock�) and a diagram of the stages of �Metamoophosis� from �cattlepillar� to �udderfly,� she then closes with an invitation to download an all-kazoo rendition of Ravel�s Bolero. Somehow, that just seems to fit in with the general zaniness. It would take a heart of stone to find this less than udderly entertaining. Grades 2-4. --John Peters
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Not since the heyday of Gary Larson has so much adoration been shown to bovines. With her trademark irreverence, Boynton offers an impassioned and hyperbolic ode to cows, replete with jokes, a spread devoted to cow fashion, a cow "myth" that takes place in ancient Athens ("though Fort Lauderdale is also a strong possibility"), limericks, and puns aplenty. One highlight is a comic "from the golden age of overambitious farm animals," featuring a shy research assistant whose alter ego is the cape-wearing superhero, Amazing Cow. Those seeking hard facts about cows are mooing up the wrong tree; those in the mood for "udder chaos" need look no further. It's pure fun. -- Publisher's Weekly