Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow

Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow

By Martha Freeman; Steven Salerno (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375834189, 48pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2006

When a cow unexpectedly shows up on Mrs. Wow's lawn, her lazy dog and cat think they should teach her their chores, so they can rest. They find out that the cow is no good at catching mice or being a watchdog. But Mrs. Wow knows something the cow "can "do, and it makes the chores worth it The funniest rhyming bovine Beginner Book since "Mr. Brown Can Moo Can You?"
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrationsthat give clues to their meaning.

About the Author
Martha Freeman is the author of twenty books for young readers of all ages, including "The Year My Parents Ruined My Life", the Chickadee Court Mysteries, and the First Kid Mysteries. "Who Stole Halloween?" was on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, and "The Case of the Diamond Dog Collar" was nominated for Indiana's Young Hoosier Book Award. Her books have been translated into Turkish, Japanese, Portuguese, Italian, and French. She lives in Philadelphia, Pensyvania, and you can visit her at

Steven Salernohas illustrated many popular picture books for children, including Brothers at Bat and the forthcomingThe Fantastic Ferris Wheel (Holt).A graduate of Parsons School of Design, where he studied under famed author/illustrator Maurice Sendak, Steven's illustrations appear in the New York Times as well as magazines, advertising campaigns, product packaging, and retail interiors. He lives and works in New York City.