In the real world, cows don’t do much. If you are on a cattle drive, you need to provide the cows with plenty of motivation to move. In Karma Wilson’s world, cows are key-snatching, joyriding cattle that can drive themselves to town. While these cows apparently can drive, they don’t seem to be as savvy when it comes to the rules of the road. They zoom through a stop sign (cows can’t read), don’t know what a police siren means (they think it could be noisy geese), and can’t find the car brakes. Much like humans, they are too busy criticizing the poor driving of others to notice they are running off the road. Things end happily enough, when the cow car is mistaken for a parade float and all the townspeople come to watch. But what will they do when the horse wants to drive home?
Karma Wilson is a great go-to author for storytime titles. She has another winner with this funny, zany cow car chase story. Firehammer’s illustrations are the perfect accompaniment, and the cows look more and more bewildered as their road trip goes on. “Sakes alive! They’re going on a cattle drive!”
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