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The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Written & illustrated by Gemma Merino
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Tina isn’t like the other cows. She believes that the sky is the limit and that everything is possible. But her sisters aren’t convinced—and when Tina tells them she has climbed a tree and met a dragon, they decide that her nonsense has gone too far. Off they go into the woods to find her…and soon discover a world of surprises!

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Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
6.0 / 7.0

This book is charming! The delightful watercolor illustrations are matched with a delightful little story, told simply and concisely. It’s a little bit silly and a little bit sweet and perfect for reading out loud over and over again.

English Degree, Former SAHM, Grammy Extraordinare
5.75 / 7.0
B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.75 / 7.0

First off, I love the illustrations in this book. It’s so beautiful and adds so much to the story. I love that Tina didn’t worry about what her sisters thought, she just kept doing what interested her. When her siblings finally venture out to find her and see that Tina was telling the truth, they end up trying some new things and end up having wonderful experiences together by having the attitude of saying yes!

The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
6.0 / 7.0

This is a clever and witty story about a little cow who’s not afraid to be a little different and explore the wide world around her, regardless of how impossible and ridiculous her sisters think her antics are. The illustrations are beautiful and unique and full of delightful little details (like a flying pig!) that add a little something extra. Her siblings eventually join her adventure (despite their initial feelings) and finishing this book I felt all sorts of warm fuzzies: endless possibilities, fulfilled dreams and siblings supporting each other.

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Who Wrote The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

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Gemma Merino

Gemma Merino spent the first half of her life in her hometown near Barcelona where she became an architect with very itchy feet. And after living and working in Dublin, Tel Aviv, and finally London, she discovered the fascinating world of picture books. Gemma won the Macmillan Prize for children’s book illustration in 2011 for her first book, The Crocodile Who Didn’t Like Water, while studying for her MA in children’s book illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.

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March 1, 2016
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