The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced - and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her . . . and soon discover a world of surprises!
When this arrived on my door step to read with my class I couldn't wait to take it to them. When I choose to share it with them they were instantly giggling. The sight of a cow hanging off a tree had them in stitches, they couldn't wait to find out the story.
Tina the cow always has wonderful ideas and wants to try them out. Her sisters think she is silly and as a cow can't do that. Throughout the story Tina does try to change her sisters point of view and eventually she manages it.
During the story the children all sat there in silence just waiting to see what would happen next. They made comments about the book and all said that this was the type of story they would want to hear again, either by reading themselves or have it read to them.
I felt thrilled I had the chance to share this wonderful picture book with them and would be keen to read more from Merino. It was a joy to read that left you feeling warm and fuzzy. The illustrations are beautiful too. All the children agreed this deserved 5*.
The children came up with an adjective to describe how they felt about this story, you can see this picture of this below. I read this to class of year 2 children, they were 6 and 7. This book would be suitable for children younger too.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.