Title: The Cow Who Fell in the CanalThe Cow Who Fell in the Canal
Author: Phyllis Krasilovsky
Illustrator: Peter Spier
Pages: 36
Recommended Ages: Read Aloud
Star Rating: ★★★★★

Once upon a time there lived a cow named Hendrika. Hendrika lived on a farm in Holland and spent all of her time eating rich green grass and giving her owner, Mr. Hofstra, fine creamy milk. But Hendrika was dreadfully bored with her life – doing the same things over and over and over – until one day she fell into the canal and began floating downstream…

Suddenly Hendrika is seeing all sorts of fascinating and exciting things! But how will she get out of the river? And how will she make it back home?

Conclusion. A fairly adorable little book – Hendrika’s comical adventures are set off by skillful illustrations which showcase the beauty of Holland’s landscape and marketplaces.

Review © 2015 Laura Verret

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