The Cow Who Fell to Earth by Nadia Shireen

The Cow Who Fell to Earth

Written by Nadia Shireen

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017

When a little cow, hitching a ride on a star, crash-lands into a field of sheep he has no way of communicating. All he can say is ‘WOO’ but the sheep, pig, cat, dog and even the cows have no idea what he is trying to say. How can he tell them he comes from a far-off star? And will they be able to help him to get home? Luckily, a picture of him at home turns up. Now everyone knows where he comes from and of course they will all help him to get home. Nadia Shireen’s entertaining illustrations and bouncy text add the right amount of ridiculous fun to a story with an important theme. ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Cow Who Fell to Earth by Nadia Shireen


The Cow Who Fell to Earth by Nadia Shireen

One night a star Crash-Lands right on top of a flock of bumbling sheep. But the star is not a star...It's a little lost cow. And all he can say is 'WOOOOOO'. How will he find his way home when nobody can understand a word he's saying? Both stylish and sweet, this hilarious tale is packed with Nadia Shireen's adorable animal characters - perfect for all those who loved the Bumblebear.


Praise for Nadia’s work:

“bold illustrations and witty humour” – The Guardian

“rip-roaring” and “irresistible” – The Metro

“appealing animal characters… certain to capture children’s hearts” – BookTrust

About the Author

Nadia Shireen

Nadia Shireen enjoyed making homemade magazines and comics as a child. She studied law at university and then worked in magazine journalism; it was during this time that she started to draw again. After a lifetime of doodling in the sidelines, Nadia decided to pay some attention to drawing and in 2007 was accepted onto an MA course in Children's Book Illustration at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her debut book Good Little Wolf received a mention in the Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Award and won the UKLA Book Award. Nadia has been shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. She lives in London.

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32 pages


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Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Publication date

1st June 2017




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