Metropolitan Cow by Tim Egan

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Bennett Gibbons is a very fortunate calf. His parents are prominent members of their herd and noted socialites. They live in a beautiful apartment and give Bennett everything he could want. Indeed, young Bennett is the luckiest little calf in the neighborhood. Problem is, he's the only little calf in the neighborhood. Bennett is happy to become friends with Webster, a young pig who lives next door. But when his parents forbid the friendship Bennett runs away, and his parents soon learn the value of a good friend.

About Tim Egan

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Tim Egan is the author and illustrator of several offbeat and humorous tales for children. He is consistently recognized for his individuality and delightful illustrations. Born in New Jersey, Tim moved to California to attend the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He still lives in southern California with his wife, Ann, and their two sons. To learn more about Tim Egan, visit his Web site at For a complete list of books by Tim Egan, visit www.houghton
Published March 26, 1999 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bennett Gibbon is a lonely bovine, the only calf in his part of town.

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Both are too young to know any better, though Bennett's father harrumphs, ""Frankly, Bennett, it's a little unusual for a cow to be playing with a pig."" Yet after Bennett's irresistible urge to play in the mud brings his and Webster's families together, they realize they have a lot in common: ""...

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