The Children’s and Teens Book Connection Review

[heading]Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow by Salvatore Barbera[/heading]

October 10, 2013 at 12:15 am | Posted by The Children’s and Teens Book Connection in
Animal lovers books, children’s books, Children’s picture books, Humor |

 

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[quote] An adorable story of acceptance and friendship awaits young readers in Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow by Salvatore “Sal” Barbera. [/quote]

An adorable story of acceptance and friendship awaits young readers in Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow by Salvatore “Sal” Barbera.

Mary Elizabeth arrives at the farm one day, but the other cows pay her no mind. They don’t want anything to do with a spotless cow. So she comes up with the ingenious idea of making spots out of mud. It’s enough to break the tension and convince the cows to talk and play with her. But what will happen when the spots come off?

[box icon=”heart”] Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow is a charming story of how one cow gained a new bunch of friends. [/box]

Mary Elizabeth The Spotless Cow is a charming story of how one cow gained a new bunch of friends. None of the other cows on the farm want anything to do with Mary Elizabeth because she doesn’t have spots. Suddenly, she has spots and everyone wants to include her. Mary Elizabeth knows, however, that the other cows need to like her for her and not just because she looks like everyone else. This is a fabulous lesson to teach kids. [box icon=”heart”]Mary Elizabeth knows, however, that the other cows need to like her for her and not just because she looks like everyone else. This is a fabulous lesson to teach kids. [/box]Barbera offers up this message in a lighthearted, fun way. It’s not preachy. It’s not sappy. What I also thought was cute is that the cows played human games and used a certain office product. It’s clever and unexpected. I wasn’t fond of the overabundance of exclamation points in the text, but it didn’t distract from the wonderful story.

Like the story, the illustrations are whimsical and fun. This is a cute book your child will want to read time and again.

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