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Something to Tell the Grandcows

Something to Tell the Grandcows When Emmadine the cow learned that Admiral Richard E Byrd was looking for a few good cows to take to the South Pole she volunteered boldly going where no cow had gone before Loosely based on a histor

When Emmadine the cow learned that Admiral Richard E Byrd was looking for a few good cows to take to the South Pole, she volunteered boldly going where no cow had gone before Loosely based on a historical event, Eileen Spinelli s humorous tale of Emmadine s adventures will delight young readers, while Bill Slavin s bold acrylic illustrations bring this unique and heroicWhen Emmadine the cow learned that Admiral Richard E Byrd was looking for a few good cows to take to the South Pole, she volunteered boldly going where no cow had gone before Loosely based on a historical event, Eileen Spinelli s humorous tale of Emmadine s adventures will delight young readers, while Bill Slavin s bold acrylic illustrations bring this unique and heroic cow to life.

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About Author

  1. Eileen Spinelli Bill Slavin says:
    Eileen Spinelli, wife of famed children s author Jerry Spinelli, is an award winning children s book author from southeastern Pennsylvania.

Comment 564 on “Something to Tell the Grandcows

  1. Kathryn says:
    Really cute and fun This is the story of Emmadine the cow who wishes she had a exciting life than swatting flies and living on a farm she longs for something to tell the grandcows that will amaze them Well, her opportunity arrives when she decides to join an expedition to the South Pole this is based loosely on fact a 1933 science expedition to the South Pole that took cows to give fresh milk while on the research mission The story is fast paced and fun, the illustrations are darling I LOVE the [...]

  2. Ally Lindley says:
    I think this is a good story about a cow who wants to be able to travel so that she can have stories to share I feel like I liked it because it s easy for one to relate, we don t want to look back and never have any stories to share.

  3. T Crockett says:
    I found this book in a second grade classroom I can imagine using it for a lesson on Antarctica or travel and discovery, perspective, where to get ideas for writing I like that it was based on fact, but the author chose an unusual narrator The knit udder warmer was terrific


  4. Cat Juggler says:
    True story.Beautifully illustrated fun book.

  5. Lana Harriman says:
    Personal reflection This was a cute story about a grandmother cow that felt she needed to have a grand story to hand down to her grandcows The grandmother cow, Emmadine, decides to go live in the South Pole for a few seasons Grandmother s adventure is full of exciting things from the enormous ship she sailed on, to the extreme weather patterns, and unique animals found at the South Pole Children will be eager to hear the full story and captivated by the humor as well as by the interesting facts [...]

  6. Luann says:
    I guess I didn t expect this to be both historical fiction and fantasy I think I would have preferred just historical fiction It s a clever idea to tell the story of Admiral Byrd s expedition from the point of view of one of the cows who went with him But I don t like it when that cow is putting on an uddermuff that Georgetta the pig knitted for her and teaching the cowherd to do the hoochy coochy when she gets bored during the long South Pole winter The idea of an uddermuff for a cow is fun, bu [...]

  7. Lara says:
    The story of a cow who was looking for adventure and a good story to tell her grandcows about someday, so she joined Admiral Byrd for his expedition to the Antarctic It s sort of a silly story, but I kind of loved seeing things through Emmadine s eyes, and since I m obsessed with Antarctica, it s the rare book that takes place there that I don t really enjoy I also like that, though it s sort of fantasy in that it involves anthropomorphized animals, like many or most books for kids, it s also ba [...]

  8. Arminzerella says:
    Emmadine fears she has no good stories to share with the grandcows, so she decides to make some memories, and volunteers to accompany Admiral Richard E Byrd on his expedition to the South Pole She describes the details of her trip and the time she spends at the Pole Just as she s becoming homesick and pining for greener pastures , they return, and the grandcows are suitably impressed Illustrations of Emmadine in her winter gear including the udder warmer made for her by Georgette, the pig will m [...]

  9. Shannon says:
    We love this book Emmadine s uddermuff cracks us up We still re read this every winter, usually on the same day we re read The Farm Team Inside Cover What kind of exciting stories could Emmadine the cow tell her grandcows About the time she swatted seventeen horseflies Right Or the time she chased a crow from the corn Whoop dee doo So when Emmadine learned that Admiral Richard E Byrd was looking for a few good cows to take tot he South Pole, she volunteered boldly going where no cow had gone bef [...]

  10. Rosa Cline says:
    a really neat storybook based upon what the author imagined a trip on a boat to the coldest part of the world was like for one of the three cows that made the trip From how she felt during the trip to how she felt during no sunlight for days or sunlight all day long How she helped her friends during that time and then her trip back to her original farm neat storybook my 3 year old granddaughter and I enjoyed.

  11. Dolly says:
    An udderly fascinating look at the Byrd expedition to Antarctica, seen from the eyes of a cow It s a wonderful tale and really conveys the excitement of the trip, the wonder of sights and animals previously unseen, and the harshness of the environment Our girls really liked this story, and it goes well with the curriculum they ve learned in school about Antarctica Great illustrations, toow word uddermuff

  12. Rusty Gregory says:
    Farmer Fergus could tell his grandchildren about the time he wrestled an alligator at the Virginia State Fair This little adaptation from a life event is fun from the cows point of view The repetition works well for the flow and timing of the book The story within the story is fun to see played out The illustrations added a lot to the story as a whole.

  13. Jackie says:
    Hoping for some terrific tales to tell her grandcows, Emmadine, the cow volunteers to travel to Antarctica with Admiral Byrd Something to Tell the Grandcows is a delightful story which sneaks in some Antarctica facts along the way Bright colorful illustrations.Used for World Traveler s Club Antarctica Storytime June, 2010

  14. Kathy Ellen Davis says:
    What a fun book I liked the adventure and the tie to history.I think kids will love this book and maybe think about something that they might do to impress their future grandkids Haiku Review The grandcows must hearA story to impress them.So, it s South Pole HO

  15. Kiddo says:
    As in Do You Have a Hat Eileen Spinelli includes some interesting facts in a fun book The mix of fact and fiction in this book is a bit confusing for young readers than in Hat, thus the lack of one star.

  16. Heidi-Marie says:
    Very cute story about an actual event And it involved a cow My cow inclined self could not pass that up I think the pictures and the idea of a cow and her grandkids will be entertaining for a story time We ll see if I try it during Book Time.

  17. Alice says:
    3.50This was a very interesting what I hope is true story I never considered taking a cow to the South Pole, but it makes sense for milk purposes Why I can t rate it higherwell I guess they should be call Grandcalfsbut that is just me being silly.

  18. Sheri says:
    Interesting picture book idea with realistic fiction about a cow going with Admiral Byrd to the South Pole The experiences for a cow with daylight and darkness with changes of the seasons is interesting from the main character s, Emmadine s point of view.

  19. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:
    Well, it s an interesting way to tell the story of Admiral Byrd s 1903 trip to the Antarctic from the point of view of the cow on board.


  20. Sue says:
    This sweet picture book follows Emmadine the cow to Antarctica The illustrations are colorful and fun My only complaint is that the author refers to the coast of Antarctica as the South Pole.

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