The Cow Who Climbed A Tree

The Cow Who Climbed A Tree

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Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced - and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her... and soon discover a world of surprises!A richly atmospheric, thoughtful and funny picture book from rising star Gemma Merino. Her debut picture book, THE CROCODILE WHO DIDN'T LIKE WATER, has won a string of awards and many fans all over the globe. Her deliciously expressive artwork is created using monoprint, coloured digitally.
Publisher: London :, Macmillan Children's Books,, 2015
ISBN: 9780230765900
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations


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SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

A review can be found in the "Summary" section. The review was published in the Stratford Gazette in April 2016.

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bookgirlatDCL Nov 24, 2017

An absolutely charming book about possibility. The illustrations are wonderful.

Feb 07, 2017

Nice way to give the message anything is possible if we set our minds to it or let our imaginations soar.

ArapahoeAlyson Sep 27, 2016

A beautiful and humorous picture book. There are many kid's books about trying something new, but there is room for one more when it is this good.

SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

A review can be found in the "Summary" section. The review was published in the Stratford Gazette in April 2016.


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SPL_Childrens Jun 22, 2016

Believing that “the sky was the limit” and that anything was possible, Tina wasn’t like her sisters or any of the other cows on the farm. She had big ideas. She wasn’t content to stay at home and chew fresh green grass. Instead, Tina longed to explore the world beyond the farmyard.
The reaction of Tina’s sisters to her ideas and questions was always the same. “Impossible! Ridiculous! Nonsense!”
One day Tina was exploring the woods when she decided to try something new. She climbed a high tree. At the top, she couldn’t believe her eyes. There sat a dragon!
The dragon was unlike those in Tina’s storybooks. This one was friendly … and he wasn’t at all interested in eating cows.
For the rest of the afternoon they talked about wonderful dreams, ideas and stories.
Later, Tina’s sisters didn’t believe her. “Dragons don’t exist! Cows can’t climb trees! Impossible! Ridiculous! Nonsense!”
The next morning, the sisters spied a note in the kitchen: “Gone flying with the dragon of the woods. Tina”.
The sisters were fed up. They decided to find Tina and bring her home. Venturing into the woods for the first time, they were amazed at how peaceful and beautiful everything was. They were even more amazed when they saw something totally “impossible” and “ridiculous” … but true. Using a large parachute, Tina the Cow was flying with a dragon!
The sisters couldn’t believe their eyes. They stared and stared at Tina, who was obviously having lots of fun.
Finally, they decided to join her.
And why not? After all, there was a whole world to see and explore!
Expressive artwork enhances this thoughtful, humorous picture book story about individuality and trying new things.
** Recommended for ages 3 to 6 years.

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