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Are You a Cow? (Boynton on Board) Board book – May 1, 2012
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Author: Boynton, Sandra
Illustrator: Boynton, Sandra
Review Issue Date: July 1, 2012
Online Publish Date: June 13, 2012
Publisher:Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
Price ( Hardcover ): $5.99
Publication Date: May 1, 2012
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-4424-1733-5
Category: Picture Books
Classification: Board Books
A bossy chicken demands that listeners introduce themselves.
A question-and-answer format challenges the toddling audience to identify with various animals. The energetic interrogation opposes questions in conventionally sized type and answers in a teeny-tiny font. “Are you a cow?” “No.” The pattern breaks when hippos lumber into view. “You are not a HIPPO. / You are small. They are big.” A perpetually grinning bear and upside-down chicken prompt negative reactions, and then a penguin appears. “Are you a penguin? You're not? But wait! / You must be YOU! Now isn't that great!” This exuberant call-and-response and mostly repetitive format keep the pages turning with brio. The wacky characters dominate each page with puzzled, endearing expressions, and cross-eyed stares add a further dollop of humor. Boynton has perfected the art of creating developmentally appropriate books for babies that keep their parents engaged too, and this is no exception.
Tots will be thrilled at the chance to use one of their favorite two-letter words (“no!”) over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)
Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2012 *STARRED
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I'm not sure I can, or need to, give you any more of a recommendation than this. The bean, an inveterate Boynton fanatic, has never asked me to read a Boynton book more than once in a row until tonight. Are You a Cow? Got read three full times before I was allowed to put it down. If that doesn't qualify as the Bean Stamp of Approval, I don't know what does. From my perspective, it's a rather slight thing, but fun to read and just as adept at rhythm and rhyme as all of Boynton's stuff (this is something I still feel weird about pointing out, but the more kids' books I've read over the last few years, the more of them I've noticed are, shall we say, less than adept at one, the other, or both). A big hit at Goat Central. ****
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fun book to read before bed - my favorite line is "are you a bear who does not frown?"Published 2 days ago by Kaitlin Murphy
Fun book with short sentences.
love Boynton Books!
Also these books are prunted on heavy cardboard that stand up tp a lot of abuse. Read more
My son loves these Boynton board books and this one is his favorite. I love that it's durable enough for his 14-mo fingers to manipulate without ruining it!Published 25 days ago by Music Lady
its a small book. i thought it would be more about cows. its more about animals and the cover is pretty much the first page which i didnt like.Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Cute book! Packaged horrible. Front cover was damaged with packing tape. This was a baby shower gift. So I was upset.Published 1 month ago by Autumn Allison
We are huge fans of Sandra Boynton :). You can't go wrong with one of her booksPublished 1 month ago by Deb
My 15mo old LOVES this book. It's simple, it's silly but it's perfect. A great addition to your library. She is always willing to sit and have it read to her. Read morePublished 1 month ago by stefaye