Raisin, the Littlest Cow

by Miriam Busch and Larry Day

Raisin is the littlest cow in the herd and she enjoys the perks of that status, especially... read more

Raisin is the littlest cow in the herd and she enjoys the perks of that status, especially being doted on by the bigger cows. Raisin also enjoys making lists of her favorite things (movies, the color brown, lists) and those she doesn’t like (cauliflower, thunder, change). But “one Thursday, her mother had a cow … one who was even smaller than Raisin.” Jealous of the attention showered on her new sibling, Raisin resists her mother’s efforts to get her to engage with the baby and instead makes a list of places to run away to. The final insult occurs when a thunderstorm pre-empts Raisin’s outdoor movie viewing. As her baby brother wails along with the weather, Raisin realizes they have something in common and their shared fear of thunder spurs her to connect with the new littlest cow. A familiar tale of sibling jealousy takes on fresh life with its memorable bovine cast, clever storytelling, and endearing illustrations. (Ages 2-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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