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Book Details:
  • 40 pages
  • Standard Color
  • 8.5 x 11.0 inches
  • Early Childhood (under 7 yrs old)
Available Formats:
  • Paperback
  • 978-1-4602-6049-4 Paperback

Animal adventure, Children’s literature, Farm living, Farm animals/cows, Animal fiction, Animal escapes, Real-life cow facts

Too Hot to Moo
by Karyn Henwood

Gracie the cow lives in a hot and steamy field. One particular day, when the heat has all but overwhelmed her, she notices activity close to the farmhouse beside her field. She slowly creeps closer to the fence to see what all the noise is about — oh my! A swimming pool is being installed! Gracie dreams of taking a dip in that cool water, and she’s driven crazy by the possibility of cooling down her hot, leathery skin. She eventually manages to take an udder flop right into the sparkling new pool, but how she gets there shocks and horrifies her owners and leads to hilarious attempts to get her out and back into her very hot field. But what will Gracie do once she’s back in that field?

Based on a true story, this adventurous children’s book provides fun-loving opportunities for prediction, choral reading, and discussion. The “Cowabunga Facts” at the back of the book provide further opportunities for learning! Open up this book today and start some giggling with the little ones in your life.

This story is sure to tickle the funny bone of young and old alike.  Filled with rich, fanciful and repetitive language, teachers and parents will enjoy reading this to children again and again.   The fun "cowabunga" fact section extends learning opportunities and will pique the interest of those loving informational text.  This truly unique book will please a wide variety of audiences.

Dr. Marianne McTavish

Professor of Language and Literacy Education

University of British Columbia

Vancouver, Canada

Karyn Henwood was born in Vancouver and is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, and the Institute of Children’s Literature. She spent her career as a grade one and two teacher in Surrey, British Columbia, inspiring early literacy skills in both children and their families. Nothing makes Karyn happier than seeing everyone connect with the magic of words and learning and hearing them sing, laugh, and play out loud.

Karyn lives in North Vancouver with her husband and an assortment of naughty backyard critters! When she isn’t writing, she loves playing the piano and guitar and singing with groups of children. Karyn also enjoys gardening, walking, and kayaking. She cherishes the moments where she gathers her family together to cook great big family dinners and makes everyone giggle when she reads her stories to them!


Karyn Henwood
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