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High hilarity results, when Old Tom tries to milk Belinda the cow while his wife is away and finds that Belinda wants nothing to do with him, forcing Old Tom to disguise himself as his wife.
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PreSchool-Grade 2-Bessie and Old Tom enjoy their serene life in the country and vigorously attack their personal chores to keep things on an even keel; every day, she milks Belinda and he works in the garden. However, events take a drastic turn for Old Tom when Bessie visits her daughter in the city overnight. The highly responsible job of milking the cow is then delegated to him-and Belinda has a mind of her own. But this man refuses to be bested by the animal and comes up with the perfect solution: he puts on his wife's pink dress, rubber boots, and straw hat, and lo and behold, the cow thinks he's her beloved mistress. The final result is milk in abundance. Allen delivers a zany story of stubbornness and determination through a simple text that bounces along with a light and breezy tone. Its clever use of repetition and crisp sentences beg to be read aloud. The watercolor illustrations with India-ink crosshatchings are manipulated with great flair to create small, comical figures that are often shown in a series to create an animated effect. Children will revel in the sheer silliness and appreciate the creative solution.
Debra S. Gold, Parma Heights Library, Parma, OH
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Cross-dressing is Old Tom's curious solution when a stubborn cow, Belinda, refuses to be milked by anyone but the farmer's errand-bound wife. Milk, mayhem and moire add up to gallons of fun. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. ex-library with usual markings, edge wear to jacket and boards; Every day Mr Farmer tends his vegetables while Mrs Farmer milks Belinda the cow. There is always plenty of warm frothy milk for the dog, the cat, the pig in his pen, for cream and for butter for Mr Farmer's bread. Then Mrs Farmer goes away for a while and Mr Farmer must milk Belinda. Seller Inventory # 023406
Book Description Viking, Australia, 1992. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Light spotting to prelims; minor bumping to board edges; tiny tear to spine. Binding tight; inside pages clean. JACKET: Minor soiling, scrattling and edgewear. Size: 8vo Octavo (8 to 9 inches). ISBN: 0670843725. ISBN/EAN: 9780670843725. ## For Tracked shipping on orders leaving Australia, select PRIORITY option at checkout. Seller Inventory # 14211
Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020670843725
Book Description Viking Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 0670843725 Good condition ex-library book with usual library markings and stickers. Seller Inventory # Z0670843725Z3
Book Description Viking Juvenile, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0670843725