From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2–In this funny beginning reader, Mrs. Wow is mowing her lawn when she discovers a cow on it. Although she shoos it away, the animal will not leave. The woman's lazy dog and cat convince her to keep the animal and then attempt to train it to do their jobs, but the newcomer is a disaster at catching mice and guarding the house. Mrs. Wow finally finds two things that it can do–eat grass and give milk (which is later made into ice cream). The story ends happily with the cow mowing and the cat and dog doing anything for ice cream. The mostly one-syllable words with regular phonetic patterns are spare and natural, and Salerno's brightly colored cartoon illustrations amplify the text's humor.–Bobbee Pennington, Bryan Public Library, TX
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