by Katy S. Duffield, illustrated by Steve Gray
Rising Moon
ISBN 0-87358-825-8
Ages 4-8

The milk cows on Farmer McPeepers’ farm are simply up to NO good. I mean, have you ever seen milk cows fishing from a row boat, jumping double Dutch rope, skateboarding, or flying kites? “Outrageous!” you say. “Ridiculous! Impossible!” Well then, would you believe milk cows playing a fiddle, do-si-do-ing, or waiting in line at the local movie house? Yep! Down by Farmer McPeepers’ farm you’ll see all this and more. So go on. Open Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows. But try not to laugh. I dare you!

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Katy S. Duffield’s story about Farmer McPeepers and His Missing Milk Cows coupled with Steve Gray’s quirky illustrations make this new picture book a delightful addition to any young reader’s library.

FROM the MOUTHS of KIDDLE CRITers: a critique group

“Cows can’t really do all that stuff,” says seven year old Hannah.

Jake nods in agreement. “It’s just not true. Cows can’t walk on their legs. They can’t swim and they surely can’t skateboard!” Then he starts laughing. “But that’s why the story’s so funny.”

Meg squints just like Farmer McPeepers. She’s thinking. Meg’s always thinking. Then she says, “Farmer McPeepers is silly. He should have put on his glasses. Then he would have seen his missing milk cows."

“It’s only make believe,” says Lucy. “The author was using her imagination.”

"The illustrator’s mind must have been going crazy,” added Roberto. “The pictures are wacky.”

If you like FARMER MCPEEPERS AND HIS MISSING MILK COWS, you may also like the following books.

BACK at the RANCH by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Tony Ross.
FARMER JOHN SHEARS HIS SHEEP by Teri Sloat, illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott.
CLICK, CLACK, MOO: COWS THAT TYPE by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Betsy Lewin.

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