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The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

10 Easy-to-Read Stories

Andy Griffiths; Illustrated by Terry Denton

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New York Times-bestselling author Andy Griffiths follows up his slimy, rhymey, easy-to-read hit, The Cat on the Mat is Flat, with ten more hilarious short, rhyming stories for elementary school readers.

Look inside!
This book has a mouse with a house,
and a mole in a hole,
and a squirmy worm,
and a spiky bike.
And, of course,
it has a big fat cow that goes
5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . .

Illinois Monarch Award: K-3 Children's Choice Award Master List, CPL: Chicago Public Library Best of the Best, Illinois Monarch K-3 Children's Choice AW ML


It's raining big fat cows today.

How many cows?

It's hard to say.

A big cow here.

A fat cow there.

Big fat cows are



Cows underwater.

Cows in space.


Praise for The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow

“Broad slapstick humor and galloping, Seuss-like rhymes are just part of the reason this sequel to The Cat on the Mat Is Flat has strong child appeal. Denton's funny illustrations are full of action, and his use of stick figures and stink lines makes the book look as though it had been illustrated by a cheeky but talented kid.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“Early, emerging, reluctant, and accomplished readers alike are certain to enjoy this hilarious, easy to read book chock-full of whacky, slapstick rhyme. Perfectly complemented with zany black-and-white illustrations, kids will gobble-up these 10 short stories. . . . Full of humor, fun, and an easy format that builds reading confidence, this selection is irresistible.” —Herald Tribune (Sarasota, FL)


Reviews from Goodreads

Andy Griffiths; Illustrated by Terry Denton

Andy Griffiths is the New York Times bestselling author of The Treehouse Books (The 13-Story Treehouse, etc.), The Day My Butt Went Psycho!, and The Cat on the Mat Is Flat, among others. In 2007, he became the first Australian author to win six children's choice awards in one year for Just Shocking!.

Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy on The Treehouse Books, The Big Fat Cow That Goes Kapow, and many more.

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Terry Denton

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