Where's My Cow?: A Discworld Picture Book for People of All Sizes (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Where's My Cow?: A Discworld Picture Book for People of All Sizes (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Terry Pratchett

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Overview

This is a book about reading a book,
which turns into a different book.
But it all ends happily!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062209023
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Series: Discworld Series
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
File size: 10 MB
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Sir Terry Pratchett was the internationally bestselling author of more than thirty books, including his phenomenally successful Discworld series. His young adult novel, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents, won the Carnegie Medal, and Where's My Cow?, his Discworld book for “readers of all ages,” was a New York Times bestseller. His novels have sold more than seventy five million (give or take a few million) copies worldwide. Named an Officer of the British Empire “for services to literature,” Pratchett lived in England. He died in 2015 at the age of sixty-six.

Hometown:

Salisbury, Wiltshire, England

Date of Birth:

April 28, 1948

Place of Birth:

Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England

Education:

Four honorary degrees in literature from the universities of Portsmouth, Bristol, Bath and Warwick

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Where's My Cow?: A Discworld Picture Book for People of All Sizes 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
bookcoll on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
ANY book by Terry Pratchett is a hoot and a holler.
johnmischief on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My three year old son loves me reading this book,and i love reading it to him.Lovely illustrations and a nice tie-in to the city watch novels make this a nice companion book to the main series.If i was to review this book based on my son's reactions and my pleasure to those reactions it would score a 5. However,it is a simplistic story and i believe its not anywhere near as good as Pratchett's other books.
391 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Where's My Cow?" spins out of "Thud!", Pratchett's latest City Watch novel. I'm a fan of Vimes, so I had to get it, and I'm glad I did - it is beautifully illustrated and absolutely adorable.
angharad_reads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Charming riff on the standard children's book style. I like how Lady Sybil is drawn.
Mardel on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this cover. The almost lifelike rendition of the cow and the painting like quality of the background...then that little cartoon image in the two corners...brilliant. And the stamp - approved by the librarian of Unseen University. If you've read the discworld books, you'll get it, but you haven't...see there's this series of books. In some of the books there's this University, the Unseen University. It's quite magical, because it houses not only all the wizards and sorcerers in Ankh-Morpork (or almost all of them) keeping them from harming the innocent - and giving them a place to practice their arts, but it also holds all the magical books. Some of the books have to be chained down, or they'll escape. In charge of the library at Unseen University is an orangutang. He's very capable - he actually used to be a human, but he's pretty happy as an orangutang, in charge of the library. Those prehensile feet and hands, with the thumbs and all, turned out to be very handy - after all....So - he approves this book. OOK! I approve this book also. LOL, doesn't that sound vain? I do though. I've wanted this book for a long time, since it ties in so nicely with the other discworld novels...it's great because it's really three books in one. You'll have to read it to understand what I'm saying... Commander Vimes, a frequent character of the discworld novels is one of the characters in this book. He's reading a book to his son....and the book he's reading...you get to read that while reading about Vimes reading to his son...see? There's another aspect to this, but at the moment I can't really explain it. So Commander Vimes is reading this book and he is making all these animal sounds, because it's a book called Where's My Cow? So the book within this book has all these animals and animal sounds and someone is obviously looking for his cow....Vimes is reading this, and making the noises for his son - which his son loves - when he suddenly decides the book is a bit lame, in fact that it has nothing to do with real life. After all they live in a huge city, where all the animals are...cooked. So he begins changing the book while reading, to something HE can relate to. Criminals. He starts naming the usual suspects that he has to deal with on a daily basis...and they all have some quirk, great names, and the pics - oh man, the pics are great. These aren't your normal tame children's book pics - so beware of this if you plan to read it to your kids or grandkids. They will have to have a good sense of the absurd and humor. I Loved This Book. I read it to both of my grandkids, and they know it's Granma's SPECIAL BOOK that they have to have ME bring down for them, so we can read it together. And like Vimes, I love making the animal sounds, and I even try to make the rather gross usual Suspects's sounds. like Hrrumph, etc. The kids laugh and laugh. I laugh and laugh. A good time is had by all. Grandma loves these type of childrens books. Twisted, snarky, edgy slightly off children's books.
nordie on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Where is my cow? This is not my cow".On the face of it, it is a version of the "Where is my dog/cat/dragon/shoes" books that are currently popular for those learning to read. For those a little older or wiser, it's a great "post modern post-ironic read. Or just a laugh.Class
madamepince on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The illustrations are great, the story is wacky! Not for reading aloud to the very young.
MrsLee on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book. It has a wonderful story of a father reading to his children at night and the fun they have. Also, for Discworld lovers, there are many well-known characters in a hilarious setting. The illustrations are beautiful.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Yeah, but it's PRATCHETT. :) Vimes reading Where's My Cow to his son, & bringing in a lot of the Discworld characters. Almost made me wish my kids were little so I could read it to them over & over again.
sprite on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I greatly enjoyed this book, as I am familiar with the characters and am currently compelled to read "Are You My Mother?" aloud several times a day (including the page numbers). I particularly like the way in which the artist strove to suggest that, for example, a pair of chickens might somehow be mistaken for a cow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful book and I can't wait to read it to my great-grandchild! But Pratchett (and Sam Vimes) fans be aware - this is a book ABOUT the book that Sam reads to his son - it is not the book itself. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
arleah More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my grandson for Christmas so I can't review it now, but I can say that my son is a Big reader and he loves this author! The book looks precious.
Bighair More than 1 year ago
This is a family favorite! Our 4 year old LOVED the funny sounds we'd make. We love getting more and more animated each time we read it. If you like to have fun when you read to your kids, if you like to be silly while reading, THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a Discworld fan you'll love this picture book full of humor for you, and your little ones (if you have any.) This book within a book is has wonderfully expressive illustrations and witty writing that's sure to please any audience. It's a favorite in the Vimes family, and it can be a favorite in yours too. Librarian Approved!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book a couple of years ago for my daughter (now 4). She may not have understood the story but she loved the pictures and loved the sound (hack, gack, ptui!). Now I am reading it to her younger brother and sister and they love it, too! They may not know what Discworld is but they love looking at this book. A wonderful read for all ages.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We thoroughly enjoyed this book. So much so that when my then 18 month old started eating the pages, we went and bought another one. On its own, the story seems okay, but fans of Pratchett's work and readers of Thud will understand all the little nuances to the story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a hysterically funny book - with brilliant illustrations - for people who know and love the characters. But don't try explaining it. Don't use this book as an introduction to Ankh-Morpork, Discworld, or the Pratchett books in general. This is not a condemnation, you understand - it's just that there are better entry points. For grownups, try 'Guards! Guards!' or 'Hogfather', for kids, 'The Amazing Maurice' or 'The Last Hero.' Send that copy of 'Where's My Cow?' to a deserving geek like me. I told you I couldn't get the point across - not even to Santa Claus!