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Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children Hardcover – November 25, 2010

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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 720 (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; 44295th edition (November 25, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761163719
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761163718
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.6 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
We've been reading Boynton books to my daughter since she was born. And when she started reading for herself, the Going to Bed book and a few other Boynton titles were her favorites.

Now that she's getting a bit too old for the board books, this was a wonderful step up for her. I gave her the Cows book last night, and she read it cover to cover. My wife and I could hear her laughing away in her room.

So, if you liked Boynton's younger fare, this is a fun, silly book for older readers. I enjoyed thumbing through it quite a bit.
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We've always been big Boynton fans in my house. My son is especially fond of the "Cow Planet" songs from the "Dog Train" book/album. Thus, when I saw this book, I knew that I had to get it for him.

This book does not miss the mark. It's definitely for older kids; you're not going to be reading this to your preschoolers, that's for sure. And there's definitely (of course) some humor that goes WAY over a kid's head. But for an older kid/Boynton fan? This is absolutely perfect. We sat down on Christmas morning and read this book straight through. Both my son and I loved it.

I should warn you, however, that purchase of this book may result in your child also wanting you to purchase a $2.99, 17-minute, kazoo version of "Bolero." And if you're a sucker like me, you will do so. (It's not terrible, though. You know, for 17 minutes of kazoos.)
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Format: Hardcover
When a PR person pitched this book to me for review, I said, "I loved Boynton books when my kids were preschoolers, but they've sadly outgrown them."

Boynton books were among my very favorite to read and share with my kids when they were younger. I love board books -- even beyond the toddler years -- because they are so durable that they can almost be used as playthings, not just books.

Then the person said, "No, this IS a book for older kids."

I couldn't wait. It arrived just in time for me to hide away for a week and spring it on my 6 1/2 year old son (a very good, but reluctant, reader) for a surprise for his activity bag for our vacation. There's nothing like a new book to help the goal of quiet contentment on a plane ride.

He loved this book, and I can see why.

It's format is like a thick magazine, with a soft semi-sturdy cover. Its size - 8 x 10 - makes it big enough to have appealing pages with lots of things going on for the eye to follow, and yet it's small and light enough to easily be carried around.

And what's inside is even better. The cover blurb gives the tone that is found throughout the book, which is typical Boynton ramped up for an older audience. The contents are diverse and perfect for the kind of reading/browsing that my son loves to do. It has "Two Cow Stories! Three Cow Poems! Eleven or So Cow Jokes! One Cow Myth! One Cow Comic Book! Find the Hidden Cows! Way too Many Unexplained Chickens!"

The cover said it's recommended for "all ages up to a hundred and moo" and I can see that too. An older child who is into silly humor or loves cows will love having this book in their collection. My 1st grader liked it, but honestly I think it's more on the level of 8 - 10 year-olds in humor and some of the vocabulary (which just means that if we put it away for a while when he grows tired of it, it will be great to bring out in a couple of years!).
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Exactly what one expects from Sandra Boynton...such fun!
In this household, though, we are most partial to her CD & book combos, and here is a helpful hint: Never order just one copy--you will need more copies, for gifts.
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Sandra Boynton has been a staple in our home since our eldest daughter, Diva-J was a little girl. We would read Barnyard Dance every night and sometimes even multiple times each night. Her rhythm and cadence that she placed in that book was wonderful and Diva-J and now Diva-PJ loves listening to it.

This book, while geared toward older readers, still has the wonderful cadence and rhythm that Boynton shares in her younger fare and as we shared this book with Diva-J, she and we laughed at loud at many of the parts of the book.

I am particularly drawn tot he illustrations within this book and all of her books. For me it is the illustrations that bring the story to life. I know that in this book, some of the humor is still above our eldest daughter's head, but we know she will grow into it and she will come to find it as funny as it truly is!

If you are already a Sandra Boynton fan, or if you are just starting, this book is a definite keeper and one that I would highly recommend!
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
i have purchased all of boynton's books for years. she is so delightful. i would read her books to my son at night before he went to sleep and while it entertained and calmed him before sleep, they would delight and amuse me. she has a wonderful, witty, quirky sense of humor and you can't help but smile, giggle and outright laugh at her drawings and writings. amazing cows just continues that vein and i thoroughly enjoyed this book. anyone who has a young child should be sure to get the going to bed book; that would always be the last book i read to my son at night when he was a toddler and even older. by the end of the book, he was nodding off (and so was i!) from the peaceful journey of the animals to bedtime. it was our favorite going to bed book. i always get the feeling that sandra boynton is somebody i would like to know.
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