Friday, December 10, 2010

Amazing Cows! Review and Giveaway

Its no secret to my friends that I love cows, I think that they are pretty darn neat, I like how they hang out in herds and I love cheese. So naturally things having to do with cows interest me.

So when I was asked to review Sandra Boynton's newest book Amazing Cows I was ever so happy to oblige! Written for children, this book is a great addition to any collection.

Whats it about? 

Cows!! Its a hilarious book filled with jokes, short stories, comic books, hidden pictures, poems as well as lots of other crazy topics that are sure to have your kids stuck to the book! (Ahh quiet time!)

When I first picked up the book, I was first drawn to all the great illustrations, I love how cute and comical all the cows look. The pictures are colorful and have lots going on, which makes this book great for lots of ages because even though my toddler might not understand the words yet, she can for sure appreciate what the cows are doing and wearing.

My niece liked how the stories were short and easy to read. The book is big, and has lots of little stories, and poems that can be read in a short period of time making this a great book for bedtime! The jokes got lots of belly laughs out of her, and I could see her reading the book later choosing ones to bring to school the next day to share with her friends.

I especially appreciated the poems, growing up I read lots of poetry at my grandmother's house and it can be lots of fun, when you know how to read it. Amazing Cows had lots of poems that I could read to the kids. 

I have a feeling that this is going to be a book that we read a lot in my house. It is a great book for teaching little ones to read on, as well as a good book for older kids to read to younger kids because the short stories don't require long attention spans. But be warned, this is one of those books that its easy to get caught up in! It didn't take long for me to reach the end of the book!

Who Will Love this?

Anybody, I guess thats a little vague but its true, the book is great for grandparents who like old fashioned comedy and don't quite get the newer comedy. Its also wonderful for them to read to grandkids.

If you have someone who has a farm in your life this would be a great gift for them as well. As a fellow cow lover I can appreciate Sandra Boynton's love for cows. 

Kids! Any kid will love this book, because funny books are great ways to get them reading! 

Get Your Own

Sandra Boynton's Amazing Cows is available Here at
Be sure to check out her other books, as well as her Mom's Family Planner Calendar which was sent to me as well, I'll have a review for that later this week

Win A Copy!

One of you lucky readers will win a copy of this book for yourself or the cow lover on your list!

To enter:
1. You must be a follower of Mommypants!, and leave me a comment telling me your favorite thing about cows!
2. For an extra entry blog about this giveaway! Leave a comment with the link please
Be sure to leave a comment for each entry!

Be sure to leave your e-mail address on your comments so that I can contact you! I will choose one winner via on January 10, 2011

These photos were Excerpted from AMAZING COWS by Sandra Boynton 
Copyright 2010 by Sandra Boynton
Used by permission of Workman Publishing Co., Inc. New York
All Rights Reserved


  1. I am a follower to ur blog.. And i have a strong obession over cows :) My kitchen is in cows love them..
    had to repost bc i forgot email address

  2. I was going to say I love the patchwork on their hides.... but I went looking to see if I could find the breed.. and saw a tonne more beautiful animals. This book is a great giveaway! Thank you! I know my 2 year old would just be tickled by the drawings... she got the bellybutton book for her birthday... and we have read it a few times!!!
    And you betcha I will be bloging on this one!!!

  3. New follower to your blog. I actually love their spots. I use to live near a cow farm and i would try to make different shapes out of their spots like I would with clouds.

    come follow me at

  4. LOL - I love their Moooo's. Pretty cool sound. You have to wonder just why they make that noise... not really scary for predators, right?
    I'm a new GFC follower.
    ohmiss14 at yahoo dot com

  5. I'm a follower and would love to win this for my son. We have cows a fence next door. My son (and dog) love them. I tell him, when they are looking at him they must be saying "What's up, buttercup?". He thinks that is so funny!
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  6. I blogged about this giveaway at
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  7. my favorite thing about cows is that they make milk...yum yum

  8. ^my email address is