Thursday, December 21, 2017

A Symphony of Cowbells by Heather Preusser -- ADVISABLE

Preusser, Heather A Symphony of Cowbells, illustrated by Eileen Ryan Ewen. PICTURE BOOK. Sleeping Bear Press, 2017. $17.

In the alpine village of Grimmelwald, spring is a loud season. But when Petra's lead dairy cow Elfi loses her bell, there's suddenly a lot less noise -- and a lot less milk, too. Where did the bell go? And if Petra can't find it, how can she motivate Elfi to make milk without the bell?

This pretty picture book would make for a nice lesson on predictions, as astute readers will see some foreshadowing in the smaller illustrations framing each main one. The pictures work well with the text, and there are some fun sound effects to make for an interesting read-aloud.

EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by Sydney G., K-6 Library Media Specialist

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