Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow (Hardcover)

By Martha Freeman, Steven Salerno (Illustrator)

Random House Books for Young Readers, 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 illustrations that give clues to their meaning.

About the Author

Martha Freeman is the critically acclaimed children's writer of Stinkbomb Mom, Fourth Grade Weirdo, and The Year My Parents Ruined My Life. STEVEN SALERNO is the author/illustrator of 5 picture books: Coco the Carrot, Little Tumbo, Harry Hungry!, Wild Child, and Tim's Goodbye. Steven has also illustrated 24 popular picture books for other authors, including, Brothers at Bat (a New York Times Book Review's Notable Picture Book of the Year), The Kid from Diamond, The Fantastic Ferris Wheel, Goldenlocks and the Three Pirates, 19 Girls and Me, Margaret Wise Brown's The Dirty Little Boy, Mrs. Wow never Wanted a Cow, and The Puppy Princess. Steven's illustrations also appear in advertising, magazines, product packaging, and retail graphics. A graduate of Parson School of Design in NYC, he lives and works in Manhattan. Visit him at