Review: The Fed-Up Cow by Peta Lemon (Writer) and Maria Todoric (Illustrator)


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Published: 30 January 2018

Publisher: Quirky Picture Press

Category: Childrens

Hilda is FED-UP with being a cow. Spending all day doing not much but moo. There has to be something more she can do.

So she decides to be a sheep…
… then a pig
… and even a chicken.

Is the grass any greener on the other side?

Join Hilda, the fed-up cow, on her voyage of self-discovery in this daft but timeless story, written in rhyme.

Rating: 3 Stars

Hilda isn’t happy with being a cow, so she embarks on an adventure around the barnyard, looking for something to be that is more true to herself.

The story is funny and cute enough for a children’s book. The animals we see, from sheep to chickens, are all familiar and the young audience will enjoy the sounds they make. I think a lot of participation will complement the book nicely. My own child like mimicking the barnyard sounds.

There were some moments when I thought the rhyme structure was a little clumsy, others where there was some force evident in trying to find the correct words to continue the pattern. The art style wasn’t to my taste, but the colors are bright and the style simplistic enough that the target audience should find few faults with it.

Overall, this is a sweet book that would be good for bedtime or maybe story time in a class or library.






I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

All media (pictures, quotes, etc.) belong to the respective owners and are used here solely for the purpose of review and commentary.


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