Cows Can’t Quack

Author: Dave Reisman
Illustrator: Jason A. Maas
Publisher: Jumping Cow Press
ISBN: 978-0-9801433-4-8
Pages: 46
Price: $7.99

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“Cows can’t quack… but they can moo.” In this delightful sequel to Cows Can’t Jump, Reisman presents a sound version of what animals can – and can’t – do.

Once again, the illustrations are simple drawings that kids will relate to. And the expressions on the animals’ faces are priceless. Kids will see that the animals can’t make certain sounds, but they can make another one that suits them better. Reading about the specific talents animals have, and how they also have limitations, frees kids to stop worrying so much about the things they’re not good at, and gives them permission to excel with their natural abilities.

Many kids struggle with striving to be good at something that doesn’t come naturally. It’s great to see books that touch on this topic, done in a fun and light-hearted way. I highly recommend Cows Can’t Quack.

Reviewer: Alice Berger