Cover image for The cow said neigh! : a farm story / by Rory Feek ; illustrated by Bruno Robert.
The cow said neigh! : a farm story / by Rory Feek ; illustrated by Bruno Robert.
Publication Information:
Nashville, Tennessee : Tommy Nelson, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2018]

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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Illustrations and rhyming text follow a series of farm animals as each wishes it could be another, and lets out the sound of the animal it envies.
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From New York Times bestseller Rory Feek, one half of the singing duo Joey+Rory, comes The Cow Said Neigh!, a fun and humorous tale of farm animals who wish they were like the other animals . . . which leads to a farm-full of confusion! This delightful book will be a family favorite for years to come.

The Cow Said Neigh! is the story of some peculiar farm animals who wish they were like other animals on the farm. The cow wants to run free like a horse, the sheep wants a snout like a pig, the dog wants to be inside like the cat. Soon the entire farm is in chaos!

With silly farm animal sounds, clever rhymes, and adorable art, The Cow Said Neigh! will have kids of all ages laughing out loud as they celebrate the unique strengths in each of us.

This delightful picture book is sure to be read time and time again.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Feek has written two bestselling adult memoirs about life on his Tennessee farm, and he's half of country music duo Joey+Rory, which he formed with his late wife. It's no surprise, then, that in his first book for children, the setting is a barnyard. From a barn window, a cow looks out longingly at a horse cantering in a nearby field: "If I were a horse, I could run free all day," the cow muses. Then it tries out its horse persona, letting out "a big... NEIGH!" Each spread follows a similar pattern: an animal thinks another has a better deal and, as a first step toward enjoying that creature's appealing life, lets out its signature call, from quacks to oinks. The story could have wrapped up with reminders to find gratitude for one's own gifts and avoid the perils of a grass-is-greener outlook, but Feek keeps both the mood and message light with a conclusion that celebrates silliness. Together with Robert's expressive, cartoon-bright illustrations, the playful text, filled with sound effects and refrains, will likely encourage rowdy, participatory read-alouds. Ages 3-6. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.