Moo, Moo Brown Cow! Have You Any Milk? by Phillis Gershator & Giselle Potter

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Moo, moo, brown cow! Have you any milk?
"Yes, sir, yes, sir," smooth as silk.
Does milk make me sleepy before I go to bed?
"Yes, sir, yes, sir," the brown cow said.


There's something about this well-known and well-loved nursery rhyme! Clever new verses not found in the original offer charming new critters and gently teach young readers a little something along the way. In verses that mimic the original Baa Baa Black Sheep cadence, a plucky young boy asks each of the farm friends he encounters about the gifts they give us, all in preparation for a bedtime snack and a dream-filled sleep. And as the sun begins to set and the animals prepare to "dream the whole night through of flowers to sip, grass to chew," the little boy asks the animals one last question.

Whether read aloud or sung, this picture book can be a rollicking tale or a perfect lulling bedtime story.

Author Phillis Gershator and illustrator Giselle Potter weave together melodic rhyme and folksy illustrations to transport children to a place of discovery and cozy contentment in this delectable read-aloud.
 

About Phillis Gershator & Giselle Potter

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PHILLIS GERSHATOR has written numerous books for children. One of Phillis's most recent books, Listen, Listen! was called a "jewel of a book" by Booklist. Some of her other popular titles include The Iroko-Man: A Yoruba Folktale; Rata-pata-scatafata: A Caribbean Story; Zoo Day Ole; A Counting Book; and When It Starts to Snow. Phillis currently lives in with her husband in the Virgin Islands. GISELLE POTTER's folksy and distinctive illustrations have graced many children's books, among them, The Boy Who Loved Words by Roni Schotter; Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field; and Sugar Would Not Eat It by Emily Jenkins. Giselle lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After eating bread with honey and drinking the milk, the boy falls asleep with the wool blanket and down pillow while his farmyard friends dream of more “flowers to sip” and “grass to chew.” Primitive, folksy, multi-hued illustrations expand the pleasantly repetitive, rhyming text by showing the ...

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In a story that's part lullaby, part concept book, with its gentle emphasis on colors, animals, and their sounds, Gershator (Who's Awake in Springtime) riffs on "Baa Baa Black Sheep" to explore a farm boy's day.

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should be included in a young child’s reading schedule since it introduces basic farm animals and instinctively introduces fun rhyme patterns to beginning readers.

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