Looking for your daily cow? Read a book about pigs!

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.

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore by David McPhail

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.

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore - daily cow

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore - daily cow

I have to say it’s quite an unflattering image of a cow… Here’s a close-up of the distressed bovine:

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore - daily cow close-up

Pigs Aplenty, Pigs Galore - daily cow close-up

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!

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

The Three Pigs by David Wiesner

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…

The Three pigs by David Wiesner - Daily cow jumping over the moon

The Three pigs by David Wiesner - Daily cow jumping over the moon

There you have it! If you want to meet your ratio of daily cow sightings, just read a book about pigs!

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2 responses to “Looking for your daily cow? Read a book about pigs!

  1. God Bless you! You have a great sense of humor and your children are very fortunate to have you (and vise versa)! Great blog. . . .!

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