Book Review: Cows Going Past, an early reader picture book by Bruce Balan


Moving to a new home and taking coding classes have kept me home-bound for quite a while now. When I found Cows Going Past  at the library, it made me realize how badly I want to get out of town. It’s funny how cows can so strongly represent the iconic adventure of the road trip.

Five Reasons I Love, Cows Going Past

  1. The cows featured in the illustrations are diverse, colorful and whimsical.
  2. Just the right amount of repetition and rhyme are contained within this book, which can be especially enjoyable for new readers.
  3. Throughout the book, there are delightful varieties of rhythms in the words and sentences.
  4. The book reminds me of all the places I’ve been and the places I want to visit. In fact, I have been wanting to take a road trip to New Mexico. Maybe I should start making some solid plans.
  5. On the first page it says, “From the window, with nose against glass, everything goes past.” I love this. It’s so simple, but with so much technology available, I can imagine many kids may forget to look out the windows when on a road trip.

Don’t forget to look for the cows on your next adventure…

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