Thursday, October 27, 2011

Review: MOO, MOO, BROWN COW, HAVE YOU ANY MILK? by Phillis Gershator

Gershator, Phillis. Moo, Moo, Brown Cow, Have You Any Milk? Illus. Giselle Potter. New York: Random House, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-375-86744-6. $16.99.

Phillis Gershator’s wonderful retelling of “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” nursery rhyme expands this classic into an adorable bedtime tale. The soft, colorful illustrations depict a little boy on a farm asking each of his barnyard friends about the benefits of their gifts. The black sheep, the gray goose, the red hen, the yellow bee, and the brow cow all give the rhyming “yes sir, yes sir…” response to the child’s questions before we follow each of them to their beds, and get a peek into their dreams. Fun surprises like the sheep knitting a blanket and the hen wearing an apron will bring joy to you and your little reader as you revisit this beloved nursery rhyme again and again.

Emily Moore

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