The Tiny, Tiny Boy and the Big, Big Cow by Nancy Van Laan

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A cumulative story in which a tiny, tiny boy tries to milk a big, big cow who will not stand still.
 

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Published March 23, 1993 by Knopf Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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and while the boy, prompted by his mother, adds threats and inducements (a stick, a golden gown), the cow's list of stubborn qualities also grows: she ``kicked up her hard, hard heels, swished her long, long tail, tossed her empty, empty head, and would not stand still.'' The end is a surprise: M...

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From sunup to sundown, the ``big, big cow kicked up her hard, hard heels and would not stand still.'' As each attempt fails, the boy retreats to his increasingly harried mother for tactical suggestions, which range from insistence to threats, sentimental appeals and sheer bribery (the cow refuses...

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