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Print Reviews of "A Birthday for Cow!"

Kirkus Reviews:

"Thomas scores again after What Will Fat Cat Sit On? (2007) with another droll crowd-pleaser for the OshKosh B'Gosh set. ...From the calendar countdown on the front endpapers...to a closing joke on the rear ones about using turnips as toothbrushes, this riotous read-aloud is guaranteed to have them rolling in the aisles." Full Review (3/1/08)


Children's Literature (Reviewer: Suzanna E. Henshon, Ph.D.):

“...Children and parents will enjoy this humorous story, as well as the cartoon-like drawings which bring it alive in splendid color and details. This book brings new humor and fun to an old topic, birthday celebrations.”

Blog/Online Reviews of "A Birthday for Cow!"

A Fuse #8 Production 1: “...I wondered how anything could stack up to her debut.  And then I managed to read it at the Harcourt booth at ALA and it is... quite possibly... even better than the first.  ...if there's one book I want this year, this is it.  Gimme gimme gimme.” Full review (1/15/08)

A Fuse #8 Production 2: “...Certain picture book author/illustrators have figured out how to speak to a child’s sense of humor without dumbing things down or patronizing the kids they are presenting to. Mo Willems is a good example of this. Jules Feiffer has his moments. Mara Bergman knows her stuff. And one of the newest additions to this laudable crew is Jan Thomas. ...she also knows how to write a tale that’ll charm adult readers as well.  ...If you liked her first book, you’ll love the second and if you never even read the first you will ADORE the second. For an artist who works in a misleadingly upfront style, it’s clear that Jan Thomas has a few aces up her sleeve yet. Just a great creation.” Full review (2/6/08)


A Junior Library Guild Premier Selection


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