Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Children's Book Review: The Big Fat Cow that goes Kapow

The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

The Big Fat Cow that goes Kapow
Written by:  Andy Griffiths
Illustrated by:  Terry Denton
Published by:  Feiwel and Friends, 2008

Look! It’s a book
With a mouse and his house,
And a mole in a hole,
And a bike with a spike,
And, of course,
A big, fat cow that goes . . .
5,4,3,2,1 . . . KAPOW!

New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths, follows up his slimy, rhymey, easy-to-read hit, The Cat on the Mat is Flat, with ten more hilarious short, rhyming stories guaranteed to make kids laugh.

* I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked this book off the library shelf.  I gave it to my daughter to read, which she did and then gave back to me and told me that she didn't like it.  I was a little suprised since she loves reading poems by Shel Silverstein and this book had similar rhyming, nonsensiscal text.   I didn't realize the text was so simple and the chapters so short.  So, I read it to my son one night.  Well, he was hysterical laughing while I read it.  Yes, these rhyming stories are super silly.  The text is pretty simple that my son could have read some of it if I had him try but I didn't.  The cartoon-like illustrations help add to the humor and silliness of the stories. 

Family Rating:  1 1/2 thumbs up!

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