Stevens, Janet and Crummel, Susan Stevens Find a Cow Now! 32 pgs. Holiday House, 2012. $11.53. (Rating: G)
A cute little cattle dog has too much energy for one house, so Bird tells him to go find a cow and herd it. Raised in the city, Dog doesn’t really know what he is looking for. After a series of misadventures due to mistaken identities, Dog is helped back to the city in defeat. After a bad reception in the city, Dog and his new friend finally exchange names, and Dog might have just found who he was looking for.
I must admit to some bias here, I love cattle dogs. They are the only kinds of dogs I have ever had. But that does give me the expertise to say that the artwork depicts a cattle dog and all its mannerisms with 100% accuracy. The story is really cute and fun. I think students will love to correct Dog’s mistakes on the farm.
EL –ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.