Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Children's Book Review and Giveaway: Sandra Boynton’s Amazing Cows!

My boys LOVE books that make them laugh, and Sandra Boynton’s Amazing Cows induces plenty of chuckles. With “two cow stories, three cow poems, eleven or so cow jokes, one cow myth, one cow comic book, find the hidden cows, [and] way too many unexplained chickens,” this book has it all when it comes to what’s funny about cows (just about everything!).

Check out these pages from Amazing Cows:




[Excerpted from AMAZING COWS by Sandra Boynton. Copyright 2010 by Sandra Boynton. Used by permission of Workman Publishing Co., Inc. New York, All Rights Reserved.]

Our family has enjoyed Sandra Boynton’s books for a long time, and she just keeps getting more and more clever. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Amazing Cows. Kids and parents alike will laugh out loud at its “udder absurdity”! Visit the author’s website at www.sandraboynton.com.



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will win a copy of Amazing Cows by Sandra Boynton! To enter, leave a comment on this post with your idea for a topic for Sandra Boynton’s next book! Maybe you’d like her to write about Incredible Iguanas or Blushing Buffaloes or Fantastic Ferrets. What do you think? This comment is mandatory to enter.

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One winner will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Tuesday, January 4, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner, ScrewLucy!




DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the Amazon links on this post.

119 comments:

  1. I think she should do her next book on pigs. I want the cow book for my hubby, the farmer!
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  3. I think her next book should be on goats and/or guinea pigs.
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  4. I would love to see a goat book

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  11. I think qFantastic Pandas

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  12. I would like to see her next book be about foxes.
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  15. Anonymous8:59 AM

    I would love to see a book about giraffes. They are my favorite.
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  17. Marvelous Manatees.

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  20. We love SB!! An idea for a book would be something with pirates for my son and something about princesses for my daugher :)

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  24. Anonymous1:42 PM

    Funny pigs. Susan steveac@bellsouth.net

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  25. How about Adorable Alpacas?!

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  26. how about zany zebras. horrified horses. hungry hippos. or crazy cats

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  28. A funny cats or funny dogs book.

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  31. Squirrely squirrels are at the top of my list, their antics can be very cute!

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  32. I LOVE Susan Boyton's t books! We're really into Snuggle Puppy right now!

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  33. what about frolicking frogs
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  38. We vote for Hilarious Hyenas!
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  40. My daughter loves elephants, so that would be a great topic for her next book!
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  45. My boys LOVE Sandra Boynton! I think she should write more books about dogs next!

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  50. How about Lovable Lambs?

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  51. How about Llaughing Llamas? I have a couple of good photos she might be able to use.

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  53. I would love to read about pragmatic piggies!

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  56. She should write a book on Goofy Gophers.

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  60. Id love to see a book on Dinosaurs :)

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  61. I'd like to see her write about handsome hippos.
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  62. I'm not sure she has not already written a book about Skulking Skunks - there are so many (and my granddaughter may have most of them)
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  63. I asked my daughter for an idea, her idea was the Magnificent Monkeys

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  64. Oh gosh, I need this book for my cow obsessed almost 4 year old. And she should write about sheep, for my sheep obsessed other almost 4 year old!

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  65. I would love to see a book about squirrels...my daughter LOVES them! Or elephants, for my son :)

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  67. Laura2:08 PM

    We have chinchillas....I'm trying to think of a clever alliteration but I can't!
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  68. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Puzzled Puffins!

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  69. how about ingenious iguanas?

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  72. What about Naughty Newts?

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  76. Id like Sandra to write about Chilly Chihuahuas birdson@roadrunner.com

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  80. how about amazing kitty cats!
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  83. I would love to see a book written about Terrific Squirrels. It would definitely be unique!

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  86. HOW ABOUT MUDDY PIGS
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  87. I think she should write about Kuddly Koalas

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  95. I would like her to write about Cute Cats or Silly Squirrels.

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