Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Trying Something New Can Be Scary, But Fun - Book Review of "How the Cow Jumped Over the Moon" by Sally Huss

Encouraging children to try something new can be difficult. (This can be said for many adults too.) Children's author, Sally Huss, has written a unique twist on the cow jumping over the moon to teach children how much fun it can be to try something new. 

This is a cute story that has an original take on the "Hey Diddle Diddle" nursery rhyme, where the cow jumps over the moon. The cow in this case is content to stand around, chewing and chewing because as she thinks it's what she's supposed to do. Several animals stop by to encourage her to try something new, but she refuses.

© 2014 Sally Huss

Finally, a very persuasive chicken stops by to invite the cow to jump over the moon with her and she won't take no for an answer. Will the cow take a chance and try something new? You'll have to read the book to find out.

© 2014 Sally Huss

The only reason I didn't give it a full five stars is because I would have liked it if the entire book rhymed or didn't rhyme. I think it would have flowed better. But it's still a sweet little story to read to the kids!

4 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

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