The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill
  

Synopsis

The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill

A madcap, yet moving, story about having the courage of one's convictions, even when others doubt you, from the creator of 'Albie', Andy Cutbill, and the award-winning illustrator, Russell Ayto. Marjorie the cow doesn't feel very special. She can't ride bicycles or do cartwheels like the other cows. But one morning, Marjorie is astonished to discover something extraordinary...She's laid an egg! But does the baby inside the egg really belong to Marjorie? Emotions run high in the farmyard as everyone waits to find out...

Reviews

Praise for The Cow That Laid an Egg: 'The Cow That Laid an Egg... had me in stitches. More than just a silly story about a cow who thinks she's laid an egg, there's something deeper here about the idea of family, but it's so integral to the story that you don't feel as thought you've been hit over the head with the sledgehammer of worthiness.

's Choice Junior 'A wonderfully madcap story with wacky illustrations.'

'Children will love the sheer craziness of this story, and Russell Ayto's spectacular illustrations are the perfect accompaniment.'

'The Witch's Children', illustrated by Russell Ayto: 'This book has been wonderfully designed and the text is in perfect harmony with the incredible funny illustrations'

About the Author

Andy Cutbill was born near London in 1972. He read Art at university and then did post-graduate studies in Art Direction. After several years writing television commercials, he started originating new concepts in children's animation and books. In conjuction with Cosgrove Hall Films, Andy created and developed the award-winning animated television series, 'Albie', for CITV. Andy lives in Devon with his wife, son and daughter.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Andy Cutbill
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Publisher

HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.harpercollins.co.uk

Publication date

1st July 2008

ISBN

9780007179688


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