Can Santa Claus make a miserable cow happy?

A couple of weeks ago, my local librarian put a children’s book on display. Her goal was quite obvious: having me grab the book during one of my weekly visits to the library. The book then sat in our “reading drawer” for a while, until I found it under a pile of other books. So I got a chance to read it to my boys tonight. It’s called Misery Moo by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross:

Misery Moo book by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

Misery Moo book by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

Have you ever seen a cow looking more miserable? Yeah, I didn’t think so. This poor cow has the most negative attitude about life I’ve ever encountered in a bovine. Or in any human being as a matter of fact. The miserable cow is so down about everything, even Santa can’t cheer her up…

Misery moo sitting on Santa Claus' lap

Misery moo sitting on Santa Claus lap

On the image above, you’ll notice a small lamb in the bottom left corner. This little guy tries multiple times to cheer up the cow and make her see the “bright side of life”, with no success. What do you think happen to a happy lamb that hangs out with a depressed cow? He gets depressed too! This leads to his withdrawal from the rest of the world, until… the cow misses his company, comes to find him and cheers him up. Moral of the story: that’s what friends are for! See how happy this miserable cow ends up:

Misery moo cow smiles big

Misery moo cow smiles big

Now, that’s what I call MOO BLISS!

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One response to “Can Santa Claus make a miserable cow happy?

  1. What a funny picture!

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