The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Written by Gemma Merino
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Tina the cow has a thirst for discovery, and her mind is full of wonderful things. Tina’s three sisters are only interested in grass, and dismiss her amazing ideas as impossible, ridiculous, nonsense. But when Tina leaves a note explaining that she’s gone flying, they have to see for themselves and a whole new world suddenly opens up. This is a funny story, with delightful, witty and expressive illustrations – Tina and her sisters positively skip up their stairs - and it also contains an important message about the importance of believing in your dreams. ~ Andrea Reece


The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino

Tina isn't like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit, that everything is possible. But her sisters aren't convinced and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her ...and soon discover a world of surprises!

A richly atmospheric, thoughtful and funny picture book from rising star Gemma Merino. Her debut picture book, The Crocodile Who Didn't Like Water, has won a string of awards and many fans all over the globe. Her deliciously expressive artwork is created using monoprint, coloured digitally.

About the Author

Gemma Merino

Gemma Merino won the prestigious Macmillan Prize for Children's Illustration in 2011, whilst studying for her MA in Children's Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Born in Catalonia, Gemma originally studied architecture in Barcelona and has worked in practices in Spain, Dublin, Tel Aviv and now London, where she lives. This is her debut picture book.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

10th September 2015




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