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Cowlick! (Deluxe Golden Book) Hardcover – January 9, 2007

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From Publishers Weekly

Young bedhead sufferers, take heart! Ditchfield's picture-book debut imagines a playful explanation as to how children who go to bed with neat hair wake up with some wild 'dos in the morning. It's all because of a mysterious but kindly bovine nighttime visitor. Some readers may feel uneasy believing that they could be slurped by a cow while they sleep. But many adults—and kids—who've tried to tame the tufts of wild hair known by the titular term will likely find much to chuckle about here. Brief rhyming couplets set the scene as Beardshaw's (Grandma's Surprise) cheery, close-perspective acrylic paintings depict the action. She seems to take particular glee in fashioning the sturdily wavy "once-flat hair now standing tall" on three brothers' heads. The cowlick on an additional (furry) member of the family—shown on the final spread—is not to be missed. Ages 2-5. (Jan.)
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PreSchool-Grade 1—An attention-grabbing, shiny, wet-looking streak splashes across the cover like a big slurp while a cow-shaped shadow skulks across the endpapers. Within this clever package, simple rhymes on bold spreads tell the story of a mysterious cowlick. Finally, there is a reasonable explanation for all of the hair that goes astray in the night: when kids are sleeping, the cowlick cow comes along and plants a big sloppy kiss on their heads. "To the bedside she comes sneaking/Lifting covers, gently peeking/Sees a face so soft and sweet/Framed with hair so smooth and neat…." Appealingly rich and textured paintings on full spreads depict the course of the cowlick night and the morning after, lending the text a perfect fuzzy nighttime quality. The short, lively text makes this fun for sharing aloud with large groups of young children, especially those with heads marked by the cow's kisses.—Julie Roach, Cambridge Public Library, MA
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Series: Deluxe Golden Book
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Books (January 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375835407
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375835407
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I have 2 boys, 1 and 3. We received this book as a gift. My boys LOVE it!!! My 3 year old has me read it over it and over again! I definitely recommend it. It is a FUN book which creates lots of giggles :)
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I have 3 little boys and when my oldest two were little and used to wake up in the morning we would laugh at how their hair looked. We imagined a story of a sweet cow (we named her Bessie) who snuck into their rooms at night and gave them a big lick on their heads to show them she loved them. My middle child who is in 1st grade came home with this book from the school library last week. He read it to me and I just about fell out of my chair. It was the story I used to tell them about Bessie, minus the cow in the book actually having a name. I loved this book so much because it obviously has special meaning to our family since it is the same story I made up way back when my 10 year old was just a toddler and because just like us it has 3 sons/brothers in the story. I am buying Cowlick from Amazon to add or our boy's library not just because it has special meaning but because it is a super sweet story.
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This book is funny and smart. The art work is amazing... true art work rather than just some drawings slapped into a book. My kid giggles and cackles every time I read the words "SLURP... SLURP"... as I pretend I lick em'!
SHort enough to keep a kid's attention... yet long enough to unwind with your little rugrat. Great bedtime or anytime book. This one is my kid's favorite... and age appropriate for anyone! A must-have for all kid's libraries... and a great gift! I've bought one for every baby shower i've been invited to!
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What a sweet book! I read it to my son and he loved the pictures as well as the story. I bought several copies to give to his Preschool teachers as "end of the year gifts" and they too raved about the book. They especially liked the "right amount of words" for the younger reader. I'm glad to have it in my collection. I bought a few more to give for future gifts too!
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Rosalind Beardshaw provides large-sized, fun pictures to accent a very easy beginner's reader telling of the source of a 'cowlick'. When the moon is high, that's when the giver of the cowlick trods down the hall, A zany, gentle story of a loving cow provides a fun alternative idea of a cowlick's origins.
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She absolutely loves it. She loves to have it read to her and she will also sit for a long time and pretend to read it to herself (she is only 2 so she can't read). She even knows what page to make the slurping sound on.
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I love this book and so does my 19 month old son! He gets so excited about the slurp slurp part. I give it for most birthday presents b/c I know it will be a huge hit!
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