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Friday, October 16, 2015
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon by Jeanne Willis and Joel Stewart
The Cow Tripped Over the Moon offers an
unusual “take” on traditional familiar nursery rhymes. Where most
readers might see just a child’s nursery rhyme, Jeanne Willis
envisions a medical emergency, which means that in this picture book
the Storyland ambulance and medics must rush to the scene to take
care of the characters with bumps and bruises.
For example, when the
cow tries to jump over the moon, she trips and falls, grazing her
knees and chipping a hoof. Then there’s a little mishap involving
Rock-a-Bye -Baby. The wind breaks the branch she is rocking on and
Baby and her rocking bed falls into a compost heap. She isn’t hurt,
fortunately, but the infant now needs a bath.
And so it goes. Humpty
Dumpty takes a fall and Little Boy Blue is taking a nap when a stack
of hay topples over onto him. It seems to be just one thing after
another, but the ambulance crew is always able to take care of the
Granted this is a silly
extension of some classic tales, but young readers will probably think
this is a hilarious book; so if it can elicit some laughter, all the