The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down

The Cow Who Wouldn t Come Down THE COW WHO WOULDN T COME DOWN received two starred reviews PW and SLJ and was selected as an SLJ Best Book of the Year a Bulletin Blue Ribbon winner and received other impressive distinctions Miss

  • Title: The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down
  • Author: Paul Brett Johnson
  • ISBN: 9780439400688
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Paperback
  • THE COW WHO WOULDN T COME DOWN received two starred reviews PW and SLJ and was selected as an SLJ Best Book of the Year, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon winner, and received other impressive distinctions.Miss Rosemary knows that her cow, Gertrude, has a mind of her own But when Gertrude takes up a new hobby, Miss Rosemary is faced with a problem how do you milk a flying cow FiTHE COW WHO WOULDN T COME DOWN received two starred reviews PW and SLJ and was selected as an SLJ Best Book of the Year, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon winner, and received other impressive distinctions.Miss Rosemary knows that her cow, Gertrude, has a mind of her own But when Gertrude takes up a new hobby, Miss Rosemary is faced with a problem how do you milk a flying cow First Miss Rosemary tries to lure Gertrude down with a fresh bale of alfalfa, then she tries to catch the cow with a fishing rod, next she tries to rope Gertrude with a lasso Nothing works until Miss Rosemary has a brilliant idea She makes a new cow, Matilda, out of fabric and stuffing When Gertrude sees she has been replaced, she decides to return to earth Once there she finds a new hobby driving the tractor.

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    1. An amusing goodnight story. My daughter loves it. I enjoy it too when i read it loud to her. Great illustrations.

    2. *Book Summary MisGertrude, the cow learned how to fly and Miss Rosemary, her owner has problems milking a flying cow. Miss Rosemary tries different ways to get Gertrude back down and is very adventurous and creative. awardsYoung Readers Choice Awards* Grade Level/ Interest level 1st-2nd * Appropriate Classroom Use Read aloud before creative writing period *Student Who Might Benefit From Reading All students * Small Group Use I would use book in small groups and ask students to recreate the endin [...]

    3. The Cow Who Wouldn’t Come Down tells the story of an old lady who owns a bunch of animals on a farm. One day, Gertrude, the cow, started flying and the old lady was not happy about it because cows are not supposed to fly. She did everything she could to try to get Gertrude down. She taunted her with alfalfa, she tried to lasso her out of the sky, and she even tried to just catch her from the roof but fell off the house. Finally, the old lady makes a sign asking for a new cow since Gertrude was [...]

    4. Miss Rosemary lives on a farm and owns a cow named Gertrude. Gertrude can fly and does not listen to Miss Rosemary when she asks her to come down. Miss Rosemary tries many different ways to get her down; some include: trying to lure her in with alfalfa, trying to catch her with a fishing rod, and using a lasso. She becomes very frustrated when all of these ideas fail, she tries to think of new ideas. Finally, Miss Rosemary finally comes up with a clever idea. She puts up a sign for a new cow and [...]

    5. The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down is a silly little book that kids of all ages would enjoy. It is about Miss Rosemary and her cow Gertrude who has taken to flying! Miss Rosemary knows that cows cannot fly and does everything she can think of to try to get Gertrude to come down. Eventually Miss Rosemary is able to make Gertrude jealous enough to return to the farm and be a normal cow. But maybe Gertrude still has other things in mind! I really enjoyed this book because of the silly humor and clevern [...]

    6. I really enjoyed this book. The illustrations looked a bit older, which I liked. And the story was pretty funny. School-age would love this in a storytime, lap-read, or read-alone. Preschool might enjoy a lap-read if they have good attention spans. Unfortunately, I think the book is too long for a preschool storytime, unless they are well-behaved and can sit for a long time. I'll keep it in mind just in case.

    7. Miss Rosemary can't quite figure out how to get Gertrude, her cow to come down from the sky. How was she going to milk a flying cow? She tries every bit of cajoling, begging, and pleadingl to no avail. That is, until she comes up with a very clever plan that pulls at Gertrude's mood. The Cow Who Wouldn't Come Down is brightly illustrated and is full of lots humorous situations. Used for "Cheep, Oink, and Moo: Chicken, Pork, and Beef" storytime-April, 2010.

    8. This is funny and cute. I think the descriptions of what the cow's owner does are really good examples of descriptive writing. Things like "knit her brow" or "set her jaw." You could make a game of it with younger kids by showing them the face or expression and then having them do it. In the end the owner tricks her cow but the cow has more tricks in store.

    9. Absolutely love the illustrationsey're light-hearted and whimsicale book has a sedate, silly sense of humor. It's a little long for pure entertainment, but a great length for settling into the bedtime routine with the 5-7 year old set.

    10. One of the best beginnings ever "the day Gertrude took to flying put Miss Rosemary in somewhat of a tissy!" Followed by Miss Rosemary's repeated attempt to get Gertrude down. Great for teaching perseverance, commitment. Also good for the concept of persuasion.

    11. A cow is flying and the owner is trying to get her down. She used jealousy to get the cow back on the ground.

    12. This book is definately not one of my favorites. I think it is much to long of a story. It is a bit humorous, and could be a good choice for a fun read.

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