Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Who Owns the Cow? by Andrew Clements

Who Owns the Cow?

by Andrew Clements

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
363313,489 (2.17)None



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Showing 3 of 3
I just did not get this. Is ownership so important? If so, by definition the farmer does. Just because everybody else benefits from the cow's milk and manure and beauty does not mean they own it. Maybe: who loves the cow, who is brother to/ sister to the cow, something like that.... Pictures were ok. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This is a funny little book that is very easy to read. The narrator is trying to get the reader to think about the question, "Who owns the cow?" Is it the farmer who bought the cow, or the girls that hugs it when she hears the cowbell, or the artist who paints a picture of the cow? Perhaps it's the man who wrote about the cow.....Andrew Clements ( )
  ccanizales | Mar 5, 2015 |
This is a book about all the various ways people feel a connection with a specific cow. The farmer owns the cow (as in, he bought the cow and cares for it) but other people pass in and out and, through one way or another, feel they too own the cow. A great read for teaching children about feeling connections to people, places, things, etc. I especially liked the way the book ended and the pictures in the book (although bland alone) fit well with the story. ( )
  bereneezypie | Apr 26, 2013 |
Showing 3 of 3
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0395701457, Hardcover)

Simple, playful text and colorful paintings in an "American primitive" style explore the many ways the farmer's cow can be "owned": by the neighbor girl who thinks about her, the milkman who buys her milk, the garden growing richer from her manure, the painter who paints her, and the author who writes about her. Young children will discover, in this dazzling picture-book debut, that they "own" the cow themselves.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:57 -0400)

In a sense, the farmer's cow is also owned by the neighbor girl who thinks about her, the milkman who buys her milk, the painter who paints her, and any others who appreciate her.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
1 avail.

Popular covers


Average: (2.17)
1 1
1.5 1
4 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,448,972 books! | Top bar: Always visible