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Sandra Boynton wants to know if you’re a cow

Sandra Boynton is a talented children’s book author and illustrator with a great sense of humor. Last year, I was very excited to see her come out with a big book solely dedicated to cows called Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children. And yes, the content is quite absurd and very funny. I’ve even featured some of it on this blog (just search for “amazing cows”).

I know she’s written books about many animals before, including a lot of barnyard animals, and of course cows. My kids are too big for her books now but I still enjoy reading them for myself. Hey, girls just want to have fun once in a while.

When I went to my local Target yesterday, I discovered they have a pretty good selection of Sandra Boynton books right now, with, drumroll, please … lots of cows. Check out the cow and pig dancing together on the cover of Barnyard Dance. And of course the classic Moo, Baa, La La La! There are pigs on the front cover, they’re just hidden.

Sandra Boynton Barnyard Dance and Moo, Baa...

Sandra Boynton Barnyard Dance and Moo, Baa…

And then I spotted this Sandra Boynton book called Are You A Cow? and I couldn’t remember seeing it before. That’s because it’s brand new! It just came out in May 2012, NOW!

Are you a cow? by Sandra Boynton

You’ve got to love the cover of the book because this cow looks quite puzzled when asked the question, are you a cow? Will someone please reassure her and tell her she’s a cow. And quite a cute one, I should add.

By the way, I was browsing the children’s books department to find some Star Wars books for early readers, which my five-year old recently requested. Well, I found NOTHING! But resourceful is my middle name and fortunately I ordered some last week from the library, just in case my store search would be in vain. Lucky us, we already got a few to read. I can’t believe the kid is so much into Star Wars already when he hasn’t seen any of the movies yet!

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It’s cows galore at Barnes & Noble

After a few exciting mornings this week, we decided to take it easy today, starting with running a few errands at Target to purchase the final necessary items for my son’s first day at kindergarten next week. Then I thought it’d be a great idea to head to the children’s book department at Barnes & Noble. The kids spent time playing with the Thomas the Train table and discovering new books they grabbed off the shelves.

That’s how we found out Judy Schachner just came out with a new Skippyjon Jones book (Skippyjon Jones Class action) and I browsed the whole department taking photos of interesting books I’ll request from our library at some point.

As soon as we walked into the children’s book department, this is what I saw on one of the toy shelves, usually displaying characters from famous books:

Plush cow, plush pig and plush chicken from Sandra Boynton's books

Plush cow, plush pig and plush chicken from Sandra Boynton's books

Sandra Boynton rules! She now sells plush cows, plush pigs and plush chickens from her funny books and these look surprisingly close to her illustrations. She always manages to draw animals who look seem to be in a complete state of wonder, or as I like to call it, cluelessness.

As I was perusing the department for new book ideas to later borrow at the library, I somehow managed to spot a lot more cows than I ever thought possible for one morning. Of course, it wouldn’t be fair of me to just talk about it, so here are my findings.

Book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Are you ready for the second book I saw?

Book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Hmm, are you starting to see a pattern? Not yet? Maybe this will help.

Another book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Another book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Hey, it’s a purple cow! Well, I’ll be damned. Alright, one more.

Again, another book with cows at Barnes & Noble

Again, another book with cows at Barnes & Noble

There you have it, today’s theme is… the farm! Wait, I thought we went to Barnes & Noble? Wow, books really do take you places.

It’s another knock-knock cow joke!

Let’s have a little dose of humor for this Monday. Below is my kids’ favorite knock-knock joke. I hear it every day, several times a day and they can’t seem to get enough of it (but I have!). It is pretty cute so I thought I would share it with you. It’s from Sandra Boynton’s book called  Amazing Cows: Udder Absurdity for Children. Enjoy!

Knock knock joke from  Sandra Boynton’s Amazing Cows : Udder Absurdity for Children

Knock knock joke from Sandra Boynton’s Amazing Cows : Udder Absurdity for Children

Sandra Boynton is a fan of amazing cows in her new book!

During a visit to our local Barnes & Noble this morning, I spotted this new book that was just released in November 2010. We know Sandra Boynton for many of her children’s books, but I think she’s outdone herself with this one!

Sandra Boynton - Amazing Cows book

Sandra Boynton - Amazing Cows book

Right on the front cover, Sandra Boyton’s Amazing Cows promised stories, poems, jokes, hidden cows. A lot of the artwork is in comic book format, so I have to wonder… is this the first ever comic book on cows??? Wow, that would be something to celebrate!

Check out the book’s back cover, it’s worth taking a look!

Sandra Boynton Amazing Cows book, back cover

Sandra Boynton Amazing Cows book, back cover

Now, did you know that Bessie Holstein had released a 45rpm record, titled “It has to be moo”? Wow, where does Boynton gets the inspiration for that stuff? She must be living next to a whole bunch of Holstein dairy cows!

Sandra Boynton Amazing Cows book - Bessie Holstein record

Sandra Boynton Amazing Cows book - Bessie Holstein record

Finally, take a look at this cow, it reminds me a lot of the surfer cow in front of Mango Joe’s Cafe at SeaWorld San Diego. I’m guessing that’s where Sandra Boynton got her inspiration for this one page!

Sandra Boynton Amazing Cows book - surfer cow

Sandra Boynton Amazing Cows book - surfer cow

Thank you, Sandra Boynton,  for showing the world that cows can be amazing animals! You sure made my daily cow post activity a fun one today, and your book is now on my Amazon wish list!