There's a Cow In The Cabbage Patch - Board Book
I love this board book because I love the country lifestyle. I have always jumped out of the car and taken photos of cows. Yes, even when I was in Hawaii, I saw a cow grazing along the hillside and I just had to take its picture!
Cow in the Cabbage Patch is written by Stella Blackstone. Read about her here
Cow in the Cabbage Patch is illustrated by Clare Beaton.
Read Alone: Ages 4-7 and Read Together: Ages 0-4
All the animals in this mixed-up farmyard are out of place. Young readers are asked, "What shall we do?" and encouraged to sort out this puzzle. Collage art in felt, stitched with antique fabrics, buttons, and other bric-a-brac, perfectly illustrates the playful text.
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There's A Cow in the Cabbage Patch
Stella Blackstone books are marvelous! But don't take my word for it. Take a look at these great book reviews.
Recent praise for the hardcover:
"Stitchery wizard Beaton seems right at home from the opening pages. Shedding the tableaux feel of her earlier work, she displays an almost cinematic aesthetic here, composing and cropping her remarkable appliqu�s of felt, buttons and beads to capture the comic havoc of the farmyard denizens. What's more, the meticulous beauty of her work finds the ideal showcase in the book's full-bleed, double-page spreads." - Publishers Weekly
"When you pick up There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch, it's hard not to notice Clare Beaton's astonishing cut-and-sew illustrations. The magical blend of flannel boards and quilting is like eye candy - a visual feast for the mind and the soul. But it's Blackstone's 'fish out of water' story that brings the playful pictures to life. From the cow in the cabbage patch to the pigs invading the coop, every animal on the farm is out of sync. What will set things straight? The sound of the dinner bell." - Booklist
"Though the audience may have suggestions, they'll realize, as the tale unfurls with more out-of-place animals, that the pandemonium will become worse before any solution can be found, and they will quickly take up guessing each new twist.... Beaton's appliqu�d felt scenes ... lend a down-home feel to this farmyard saga and create interest with varying stitches, buttons, and patterns in strong primary and secondary colors. This title begs for audience participation." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Blackstone's rhymes perk along at a sprightly pace; bouncy verses provide readers with information about familiar barn animals, their sounds, and their domestic habitats. Beaton's collages, created out of a mixture of felt, stitchery, beads, and buttons, capture the homespun charm of the country. The double-paged, full-color spreads are intricately detailed; layers of materials lend depth and texture to the pages, creating images that seem to pop off the pages. From tiny pink piglets gleefully scampering about to playful lambs splattering mud, these frisky illustrations have just the right kind of silliness that will appeal to preschool readers." - Kirkus Reviews
"Exciting, eye-catching illustrations and rollicking, rhyming text.... Beaton's whimsical illustrations prepared in felt and cotton with beads and buttons follow two farmers who push the cow to the dairy, but find a dove destined for the birdhouse.... Large shapes and bright colors will satisfy even those in the back row of a group." - School Library Journal
"This light and cheerful story is about naughty farm animals that have wandered into places they don't belong. The farmer and his wife find cows in the cabbage patch, roosters in the stable, pigs in the henhouse, and all other animals in the wrong places. On every page they ask, 'What shall we do?' The final answer provides an unexpected and delightful ending. The story is told in a simple but energetic rhyme. Bold illustrations are a compilation of sketches and felt-art photographed to look as though it's stitched to each page. This story is easy and enjoyable for children 3 to 7 years old." - Today's Librarian
There's A Cow in the Cabbage Patch