Cow at Sea
Atheneum Books, Hardcover, 9780689842191, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2002
Moo dreams of becoming a sailor.
Little does she know,
when she sets off toward the sea,
that the first crew she joins
will be composed of cats.
Or that she herself will be hailed
by a shipload of pirate steers
as their captain
Ponder Goembel has illustrated eight books, including two others by Lisa Wheeler, "Old Cricket", a "School Library Journal" Best Book of the Year, and "Sailor Moo; A Basket Full of White Eggs", by Brian Swann; and "The Night Iguana Left Home", by Megan McDonald. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where the 2005 floods threatened to wash away the nearly finished paintings for this book. Her Web site is www.pondergoembel.com.