Our daily cow is colorful: it’s La Vache Orange

My cow of the day is the star of a French children’s book classic called “La Vache Orange” (The Orange Cow) by Nathan Hale:

La vache orange by Nathan Hale

La vache orange by Nathan Hale

This book was first published in 1961 and is well known among French people, young and old. Our poor cow gets lost, then is rescued by a grey fox, who takes her to his house and takes good care of her until the cow and her owner get happily reunited.

Looking at the cow’s very green tongue, the fox concludes that its bovine patient has been eating too much grass:

La vache orange - green tongue

La vache orange - green tongue

Is it even possible for a cow to eat too much grass? I’m guessing that fox is not too sly… especially when he tries to take the cow’s temperature with a baby bottle! Check out La Vache Orange when you need an entertaining read. It’s a favorite at our house.

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