The Cow That Laid an Egg

The Cow That Laid an Egg


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Marjorie is an insecure cow who wishes she had some special talent. She can't ride a bicycle or do handstands like the other cows. Then one morning (thanks to a bunch of scheming chickens and a paintbrush), Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary: shes laid an egg!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061372957
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/22/2008
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,220,522
Product dimensions: 10.25(w) x 10.50(h) x (d)
Lexile: AD470L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Andy Cutbill is the author of The Cow That Laid an Egg, illustrated by Russell Ayto. Andy also created and developed Albie, the award-winning British animated television show for children. Prior to his successful show, he spent several years writing television commercials. He still spends his time writing for grown-up companies but occasionally escapes to write children's books. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife, son, daughter, and dog.

Russell Ayto is the illustrator of The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill. He is also the illustrator of such children's picture books as Quacky Quack-Quack! and Whiff, both by Ian Whybrow, and The Witch's Children and The Witch's Children and the Queen, both by Ursula Jones. He lives in Cornwall, England, with his wife and three children.

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Cow That Laid an Egg 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bookwren on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Simple, silly and charming picture book of a cow named Marjorie who felt "down in the dumps" until the chickens helped her to lay an egg. The pictures are expressive and delightful - especially the open-mouthed amazement - and will make both kids and adults laugh. I loved the ending!
Librarylili on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Marjorie the cow doesn¿t feel very special because she can¿t ride bicycles or do handstands like the other cows. So her friends- chickens- hatch a cunning plan to help her feel special. One morning, Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary, She`s laid an egg! But the other cows don¿t believe it until the new born chicken said ¿MOOOOO!¿ loudly to Marjorie.I love this book because it has been wonderfully designed and the text is in perfect harmony with the incredible funny illustrations. The fun is in the details, especially the black Holstein-like patches on Marjorie¿s egg. I also loved the animals expressions; sometimes subtle, sometimes blatant, always hilarious. The layout, the design, the pacing, and the skilled lines with different size letters -- all work together beautifully.
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JustCeri More than 1 year ago
And my daughter found it in the shopping bag! She loves it of course, takes it everywhere with her, which i reckoned she would (most of the pages are held together with sticky tape already) It's very funny, with great pictures. And the cow is sooo adorable. Need to look for another present now.
PatBenson More than 1 year ago
My children bought this back from school. Love it. Whacky illustrations compliment the story perfectly. Very funny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute drawings, but not worth the purchase price.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Bicycle riding, hand standing cows. Cows that lay eggs. Dastardly chickens. This books is loaded with things that makes my little boy hoot with laughter. And it has a meaning too (which is good for his mum and me, i think). It's about love really, and the importance of family, and it's not what you look like, but what's inside. Charming, as my English Mum would say. Laugh out loud, more like.