review: Cows Can’t Jump by Dave Reisman, illustrations by Jason A. Maas

Cows Can’t Jump is a lovely book that is perfect for younger kids.  Did I enjoy it though?  YES!!  We now have another book to add to our nightly reading stack.  Cows Can’t Jump reminds us that we all have gifts we are blessed with but some things just aren’t possible for us to do.  However, through the eyes of several different animals, we are shown that we should celebrate what others can do, even if we cannot do them.  The illustrations are adorable!!  I, errr….my kids love the simple expressions the animals have on their faces and the colors used are delightful!  I like that my daughter can read this although it is a tad bit long for my 2 year-old nephew. He still enjoyed it but I just read whatever pages he opened to.

View Sample Pages HERE

Review from my 6 year-old daughter:  I like that I can read it.  I read it to my cousin who is 3.  She laughed and I did too.  I think it is funny that cows can’t jump.  Because they really can’t jump.  I think the pictures are pretty and this book makes me laugh a lot.

Review from my 3 year-old niece: I like the elephant pictures that look like they are painted.  The book is so funny.  The funniest part was when the cat was about to pounce on the mouse.  So funny.  I like the story.

Cows Can’t Jump just makes me smile.  We all might not be able to do the same things, but we all have things we CAN do.  We are all special.

I give Cows Can’t Jump 5 STACKS

Love,
STACKGirl Shannan - who wishes she could draw…

6 Responses to “review: Cows Can’t Jump by Dave Reisman, illustrations by Jason A. Maas”

  1. Lindsi says:

    How cute! We have to buy books for my Children’s Lit class, and this looks like something I, I mean the kids, would enjoy reading :)

  2. @Lindsi – It really is cute and thoughtful!!

  3. Katie says:

    There’s only one problem with this book- cows can totally jump ;) Obviously the author has never owned a cow!

    Video evidence:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee1pzhspKD0

  4. Avery says:

    Great video Katie! But, I think the real answer is “cows can’t jump UNLESS they take a running start!” The book’s cover shows the cow standing in front of a hurdle, which is hysterical in and of itself. So, the author is, I think, being intentionally funny and in the end accurate that a standing cow could never jump over that hurdle! :+)

  5. Lorelei Coutts says:

    This is a great book for early childhood teachers!
    The story helps build self-esteem in young children and
    teaches tolerance for all.
    Charming illustrations keep kids interested!
    It’s a wonderful book!

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