Title of Book: Are you a Cow?
Time length to read: 2-3 min
Age recommend: 1-5
Published by: Little Simon/Simon & Schuster
Best place to purchase: Walmart.com
The next book I am sharing with you all is a book more for younger children. It is Are you a Cow? by Sandra Boynton. I have been wanting to check out some of Sandra Boynton’s books after my brother-in-law recommended them. In this book, it goes through a series of questions asking the reader if they are a certain animal; from bears, to chickens, to hippos and more. As the book continues on, it concludes saying, “Are you a penguin? You’re not? But wait! You must be YOU! Now isn’t that great!” While the book doesn’t have too much rhyming flow until the end, I thought it was a creative book with a good message to younger children. It sends the message that it’s great to be yourself, and that you don’t have to pretend to be something you’re not…even if it is an animal. The Illustrations, done also by Sandra Boynton, are very simple, yet colorful. It brings the animals in the book to life; as the animals are the center of the pages. Cathy Cowley of Goodreads.com says “This is THE book to read to your baby/toddler once she has learned to say the word “No,” because she will love to read along. Each page of the book has fun, standard Boynton illustrations of animals, with a question: “Are you a cow?” “Are you a lamb?” etc. And then the answer, of course, is “No.” I only had to read the book once and my 16-month daughter caught on–now she reads half of it for me.”
If you are looking for a book that is great for toddlers and younger children, I would recommend this one. It’s a great first reader for toddlers as well as one that could become a child’s favorite book. I know that I will definitely be checking out more of Sandra Boynton’s other books soon.
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