Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.


Belinda (1992)

by Pamela Allen

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
1812129,682 (3.64)1
When Bessie goes away, Belinda won't let Tom milk her, but wily old Tom has got a trick or two up his sleeve to fool Belinda! Suggested level: pre-school, junior.

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

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

Showing 2 of 2
A good book, but frustrating that the cow had my almost name.
  csoki637 | Nov 27, 2016 |
This book is very funny, but it's sadly out of print. Ali loves it because it shows the milk coming out of Belinda's udders. ( )
1 vote mayalanda | Jul 25, 2008 |
Showing 2 of 2
no reviews | add a review

Belongs to Publisher Series

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Bessie and Old Tom live in the country.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS
Canonical LCC

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

When Bessie goes away, Belinda won't let Tom milk her, but wily old Tom has got a trick or two up his sleeve to fool Belinda! Suggested level: pre-school, junior.

No library descriptions found.

Book description
Bessie milks Belinda every day, while Old Tom grows vegetables; but when Bessie goes to visit her daughter, Old Tom is to do the milking. There's a good girl, he croons, whereupon Belinda declares her intentions with one almighty kick. She's faster than he is, and also smart enough to snatch the carrot he offers before escaping. But Old Tom is clever: Disguising himself as Bessie, he gets milk for himself as well as the family dog, cat, and pig; and the only evidence, when Bessie comes home, is mud on the hem of her dress. Allen's lively story is as succinct and neatly honed as a folktale, while her deftly designed illustrations - pen-and-watercolor figures silhouetted on clean, white pages - are splendidly witty. Plump, cheery Bessie is a fine foil for bearded, bald-topped Tom, whose slight, agile figure is amusingly repeated across the spreads, counterpointed by his rope or his flying bucket. A delightful offering from this much-honored New Zealander/Australian; perfect to share with a group. (Kirkus Reviews)
Haiku summary

Popular covers

Quick Links


Average: (3.64)
1 1
3 3
4 5
5 2

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 177,076,645 books! | Top bar: Always visible