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The Cow That Laid an Egg (2007)

by Andy Cutbill

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This is a witty, amusing, and well-crafted story that reminds the reader that camaraderie and love can be found in unexpected places. One of the greatest merits is the relatable characters. Although Marjorie is a cow, the feeling of sadness and failure in comparison to other peers is something to which many children can relate. ( )
  scoomber | May 2, 2017 |
Possibly a little too busy for a preschool storytime but I think the text could work. ( )
  jherring | Sep 11, 2016 |
Love the idea of the book that 'anything is possible' and how friends can make a great difference in your life. ( )
  lnmeadows | Nov 20, 2013 |
This is about a cow who couldn't ride a bike or stand on her head, so she didn't feel special. The chickens helped her feel special by putting an egg below her and making her feel like she laid an egg. This is about helping others feel equal and welcome. I would use this book in my classroom. Appropriate for grades K-3.
  ashley19738 | Nov 12, 2013 |
Good book for older kids. There is also a lesson to be learned when it comes to being unique and bullying. ( )
  RodriguezIsabel | Sep 13, 2012 |
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For the gorgeous Katinka, and for Georgie and Albie too, for putting up with me - A.C.
To Archie Harold with love, Harold and Jeannie
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Marjorie the cow felt down in the dumps.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061372951, Hardcover)

Marjorie is an insecure cow who wishes she had some special talent. She can't ride a bicycle or do handstands like the other cows. Then one morning (thanks to a bunch of scheming chickens and a paintbrush), Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary: shes laid an egg!

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Aware that she lacks many of the skills her fellow barnyard cows possess, Marjorie is left feeling sad until a group of caring chickens with a plan comes up with the perfect solution to make her realize just how special she is.

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