Are You a Cow?

Are You a Cow?

by Sandra Boynton

Board Book

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Embrace identity with this brand-new board book from the beloved and bestselling Sandra Boynton!

Are you a COW?
Are you a DOG?
Are you a DUCK?
Are you a FROG?
A clever chicken narrates a playful inquiry in this charming and hilarious story perfect for Boynton fans new and old. As readers answer the chicken’s questions, they’ll gain animal recognition skills as well as an important understanding: No matter who we are, it’s great to just be ourselves.
From the author and illustrator of such bestselling classics as Moo, Baa, La La La! and A to Z, this cheerful, witty board book is sure to delight children and parents alike with Sandra Boynton’s trademark sense of humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442417335
Publisher: Little Simon
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Pages: 16
Sales rank: 22,619
Product dimensions: 5.54(w) x 5.64(h) x 0.55(d)
Age Range: 1 - 4 Years

About the Author

Sandra Boynton is a popular American humorist, songwriter, children’s author, and illustrator. Boynton has written and illustrated more than forty books for both children and adults, as well as more than four thousand greeting cards and four music albums. She has designed—for various companies—calendars, wallpaper, bedding, stationery, paper goods, clothing, jewelry, and plush toys.


"Somewhere in rural Connecticut"

Date of Birth:

April 3, 1953

Place of Birth:

Orange, New Jersey


B.A., Yale University, 1974; attended University of California--Berkeley Drama School and Yale Drama School

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher


Author: Boynton, Sandra

Illustrator: Boynton, Sandra

Review Issue Date: July 1, 2012

Online Publish Date: June 13, 2012

Publisher:Little Simon/Simon & Schuster

Pages: 16

Price ( Hardcover ): $5.99

Publication Date: May 1, 2012

ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-4424-1733-5

Category: Picture Books

Classification: Board Books

A bossy chicken demands that listeners introduce themselves.

A question-and-answer format challenges the toddling audience to identify with various animals. The energetic interrogation opposes questions in conventionally sized type and answers in a teeny-tiny font. “Are you a cow?” “No.” The pattern breaks when hippos lumber into view. “You are not a HIPPO. / You are small. They are big.” A perpetually grinning bear and upside-down chicken prompt negative reactions, and then a penguin appears. “Are you a penguin? You're not? But wait! / You must be YOU! Now isn't that great!” This exuberant call-and-response and mostly repetitive format keep the pages turning with brio. The wacky characters dominate each page with puzzled, endearing expressions, and cross-eyed stares add a further dollop of humor. Boynton has perfected the art of creating developmentally appropriate books for babies that keep their parents engaged too, and this is no exception.

Tots will be thrilled at the chance to use one of their favorite two-letter words (“no!”) over and over again. (Board book. 1-3)

Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2012 *STARRED

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Are You a Cow? 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
DaunUT More than 1 year ago
Very cute - I got this for my granddaughter who loves cows and loves Boynton. Win/win.