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Yes You Can, Cow

Written by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Illustrated by Rikin Parekh

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Yes You Can, Cow Review

Drama / Performing Arts Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers Funny

Hilarious twist on a familiar nursery rhyme with a positive, affirmative message

Rehearsals are under way for the big production of Hey Diddle Diddle, but poor Cow has the collywobbles and does not believe she could possibly jump over the moon and indeed there are spectacular failures! Rikin Parekh’s witty and lively illustrations will have young readers rolling in the aisles. He captures expressions of frustration, irritation, fear and embarrassment so perfectly. But this is not a story played just for laughs, it has a lovely message. Cow needs the support and encouragement of the troupe to give her the bravery to carry on trying. We will all be rooting for her too and the joy of succeeding at last will be felt by all. It is perhaps one of the most important life lessons for any child to learn. That it is OK to fail because life is a learning curve, but you should not be discouraged from trying again.

A model example to use to discuss resilience and how we learn, but a genuinely heart-warming and funny story too.

Joy Court

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A playful and witty nursery rhyme reimagining from two showstopping talents, Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Rikin Parekh, both a World Book Day £1 author and illustrator for 2022!

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Yes You Can, Cow Synopsis

Yes, you can, Cow! We believe in you! READY . . . STEADY . . . GO . . . It's the Nursery Rhyme's big performance, but Cow is having second thoughts. She's too scared to jump! What if she crashes? Will everyone laugh?

The curtain's almost up and the audience are waiting. Can Cow overcome her fear of failure and become the star of the show?

A gorgeous, heartwarming story about believing in yourself and doing your best based on the ever-popular nursery rhyme 'Hey Diddle Diddle'.

Yes You Can, Cow Press Reviews

Praise for Rashmi Sirdeshpande:

‘An author to watch.’ LoveReading4Schools on How to Be Extraordinary

‘Essential reading for young people.’ BookTrust on Dosh: How to Earn it, Save it, Spend it, Grow it, Give it

Praise for Rikin Parekh:

‘Brilliantly illustrated by Rikin Parekh, whose clever black and white drawings throughout the book bring to life every awful aspect of the Worst Class in the World.Reading Zone on The Worst Class in the World

‘Strikingly witty and original illustrations.’ BookTrust on Fearless Fairy Tales

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ISBN: 9780571359660
Publication date: 03/02/2022
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780571359660
Publication date: 3rd February 2022
Author: Rashmi Sirdeshpande
Illustrator: Rikin Parekh
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: Drama / Performing Arts, Funny
Collections: 30 Funny Reads for Children This World Laughter Day and Every Day,

About Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a lawyer turned children's author, with two young children who ask her lots of questions. Rashmi writes non-fiction picture books that ignite children's curiosity, as well as fictional stories that crackle with imagination. When she's not playing with words, you'll find her on her yoga mat twisting herself into all sort of shapes. Commenting on what inspired her to write Good News, Rashmi Sirdeshpande said: “I grew up loving comics, picture books, puzzle books and fact books. Anything that sparked that WOW feeling inside me. Anything that carried me away! Because books are the cheapest ticket ...

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