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It's Only Ink! There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch

It's Only Ink!
There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch

Things have gone wild in Stella Blackstone's barnyard. The cow is in the cabbage patch, the pig is in the henhouse, and the rooster is in the stable and the sheep are in the pigsty!
Chaos rules in "There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch" - all because the animals decide to swap homes. But the farmers have a simple and pleasing solution...what can it be? How will they handle the mass confusion on the farm?
Clare Beaton is a remarkable stitcher. Her appliques of felt, buttons, and beads create a whimsical feel to this fantastic book for little ones. The love of this design is evident in "There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch" with her full-bleed, double-page spreads. Absolutely beautiful!
Beaton has surely brought Blackstone's rollicking, rhyming text and comical characters to life.
Teachers can have a ball with this book. Get the children involved and start a discussion group on what they think the farmers can do to get the animals all back in their own homes.
Sure to be a favorite among little minds, "There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch", is a book to have. My children enjoyed it very much.
Barefoot Books celebrates art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life, inspiring them to read deeper, search further, and explore their own creative gifts. Taking their inspiration from many different cultures, they focus on themes that encourage independence of spirit, enthusiasm for learning, and sharing of the world's diversity. Interactive, playful and beautiful, their products combine the best of the present with the best of the past to educate children as the caretakers of tomorrow.

There's a Cow in the Cabbage Patch by Stella Blackstone
Illustrated by Clare Beaton
Published by Barefoot Books, www.barefootbooks.com
ISBN-10: 1841489611
ISBN-13: 978-1841489612
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Ages: Infant-Kindergarten
Price: $14.99 (HC)

Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff

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