The Cow on the Roof

The Cow on the Roof

By Eric Maddern; Paul Hess (Illustrator)

Frances Lincoln, Hardcover, 9781845073749, 22pp.

Publication Date: February 2006


Shon thinks his wife Sian’s work at home on the farm is nothing compared to his efforts in the field. When Sian agrees to trade places, Shon expects an easy, relaxing day. After all, there’s just the butter to churn, the oats to grind, and the cow to take out to the field or so he thinks. In the comedy of errors that ensues, Shon learns a much-needed lesson about counting your blessings. Best-selling author Eric Maddern’s droll narrative and Paul Hess’s stylishly funny watercolors make this an entertaining story with a message.

About the Author
Maddern studied sociology and psychology at Sheffield University, then spent ten years travelling around the world. He now performs all over the country as a storyteller and folk singer, and he has built a roundhouse in the grounds of his home in Wales, where he holds storytelling events.

Eric Maddern is the author of "Curious Clownfish, The Fire Children," which was chosen as a Junior Education Book of the Year in 1993," Rainbow Bird," and "Spirit of the Forest," Paul Hess is the illustrator of "Hungry! Hungry! Hungry!" and "Jack and the Beanstalk,"