I don’t have cable TV so I have limited possibilities of seeing a cow on TV in any day. However, having two little kids highly increases my chances of seeing a cow, or even stepping on one (I’m sure that day is coming!).
I found today’s cows (yes, there were two sightings today) in children’s books, which primary theme was, you guess it… pigs! I’m not sure how we’ve ended up with two books on pigs at the same time at our house, but that happens sometimes.
The first book is called Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail and is full of very funny rhymes.
With such a title, you’d expect the book to be filled with pigs, and it is. But somehow, a cow comes into the picture, literally, towards the middle of the book, surrounded by dozens of pigs joining the other pigs already into our main character’s house.
I have to say it’s quite an unflattering image of a cow… Here’s a close-up of the distressed bovine:
The second book is The Three Pigs by David Wiesner, who is such a talented children’s book writer and illustrator that he’s the second person to have ever won the Caldecott Medal three times!
Wiesner’s The Three Pigs offers an alternative version to the common Three Little Pigs story, and somehow gets mixed up with other children’s books / nursery rhymes, including the notorious Hey Diddle, Diddle…
There you have it! If you want to meet your ratio of daily cow sightings, just read a book about pigs!