By: Reeve Lindbergh
There's a Cow in the Road By: Reeve Lindbergh is a great book for beginning readers ages 6-9. It's very well written and very appropriate for beginning readers. The illustrations are by Tracey Campbell Pearson. They are very creative, fun, and appropriate for readers. The story is about a girl preparing for school. Meanwhile she is surprised by all the barnyard animals gathering in the road outside.
When I first started to read this book I was surprised at how organized it was. The book is genius by any means. It's not too long and it isn't too short either. The illustration's give great detail to what the author is writing about. For example on page one the author writes: "There's a cow in the road! And it sure is a shock, when I first wake up, at seven o'clock." The illustration shows a girl on her hands and knee's peering out her window to see a cow that's standing in the road. In the corner of her bed you can see a clock that reads seven o'clock. The words correspond with the illustrations to make a very fun and organized book to read.
I feel the words in this book are very appropriate. They are also very fun. The words rhyme and they are a little repetitious to make it easier and fun to read. To me the words evoked a sort of laughter as I read the book. The words used by the author to describe in detail about each barnyard animal is a great example of just how well written this book really is. "There's a horse in the road! And he's full of tricks as I comb my hair at seven twenty-six. He's twitching his tail and tossing his mane. He's a handsome horse but a little bit vain. There's a horse in the road! All ready to go. He doesn't look sleepy and he doesn't look slow." Again, the artist's drawings for depictions of the author's descriptions of the barnyard animals are just fun and very amusing for young children.
I like the author's use of time in this short story. Every time we see it, the girl is doing... [continues]
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