Kiss the Cow!

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by Phyllis Root  (Author), Will Hillenbrand (Illustrator)

Synopsis: When a very curious little girl meets a cow named Luella who is even more stubborn than she is, who will be the first to back down? Phyllis Root’s spirited tall tale finds a family of countless hungry children – and a magic cow who demands a kiss on the nose to keep the sweet milk flowing.

Published: February 2003 | ISBN-13: 978-0763620035 | Ages: 4-8 years

Author’s mini-bio: I have published twenty-nine books, starting with Moon Tiger in 1985.  In 1997 Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble, an original tale about a female trickster, won the Minnesota Picture Book text award.  What Baby Wants was cited as a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year in 1998.  I am currently teaching in the MFA Writing for Children program at Vermont College, Union Institute and University. – Adapted from Macmillan Publishers

Illustrator’s Homepage: http://www.willhillenbrand.com

“As the end note explains: “Annalisa milks Mama May’s magic cow but won’t kiss her and – no kiss, no milk. Will Annalisa’s family go hungry? Or will Annalisa finally kiss the cow?” This endearing children’s book about the relationships between animals, farmer and anyone who knows the squeak of fresh cheese illustrates the love of animals that runs deep in the farmer psyche.” – Marian McDonald from 10 Great Books on Agriculture

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