Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2.8
Lexile® Measure: AD470L
Guided Reading: H
Type of Book: Read-Aloud Book
- Comedy and Humor
- Poetry and Rhymes
- Creativity and Imagination
About This Book
A young artist sits down with his crayons and paper and sketches a pair of cows, flying among the clouds. He says, "Cows can't fly, but I don't care!" His father tells him to draw birds instead. But just then, a wind blows the picture of the flying cows away. The picture finally lands in a farmer's pasture, where it is discovered by a herd of cows.
The picture is so inspirational, that in no time the cows have followed suit and taken to the skies. The young artist spots the cows overhead and is astounded to see his work come to life. But he can't get anyone else interested. His father is napping. His mother is building some shelves. Everyone in town is too involved in their own lives to simply look up at the sky and see the flock of cows.
But no matter, the young artist enjoys the sight of the flying cows himself. In fact, the cows inspire him to draw even more pictures. He takes his paper and crayons to the zoo where who knows what will happen? Perhaps he'll even get a walrus or a giraffe to fly.
All the excitement of a young artist's creative experience is captured here in David Milgrim's verse, which is easy to follow and every bit as fun and breezy as his illustrations. Cows can't fly? With a bit of imagination, anything is possible. With bold, cartoon-like illustrations and an appealingly creative main character, this book brings to life every child's dream of having what they draw become real in a laugh-out-loud approach.
"In a rhyming, fantastical tale, a little boy's imagination is scoffed at by grown-ups who just won't look up and see what he sees. This picture book will be great fun to read aloud." — Booklist