This is the Mud

This is the Mud

This is the cow who was chewing her cud, as she went for a drink and got stuck in the mud...

There is a muck and mayhem when a cow gets stuck in the mud by the dam, but when the rescuers get stuck, who will rescue the rescuers?

A rollicking, rhyming, cumulative story based on 'This is the house that Jack built'.

A girl passing on her horse gets her dad passing in his Ute to help unstick the cow. The Ute gets bogged, the neighbour's tractor and plough get bogged… who will rescue them all now?! Great rhythm and rhyme in a funny story of mayhem, all caused by the placidly chewing cow!

Kathryn Apel is passionate about words, and working with children, which is why the primary teacher writes children's books. Kathryn lives on a family property in Queensland with her cat-atrophic husband, Felix, and their two sons. Mud! Is Kathryn's first picture book. It won the Preschool Picture Book Manuscript category of the inaugural 'CYA Later' children's writing competition in 2006.

Warren Crossett studied Applied Art at Box Hill TAFE, Melbourne and in 1985 he won a state-wide illustration prize. Since completing his studies, he has done graphic design for several advertising companies and has also illustrated twelve educational books. Warren's first picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was shortlisted in the Picture Book category of the 2006 CBCA Awards. Warren lives in Victoria, with his wife and three children.

This is the Mud
Hachette Children's Books
Author: Kathryn Apel
Illustrator: Warren Crossett
Hardback ISBN: 9780734410610
Hardback Price: $28.99
Paperback ISBN: 9780134411020
Paperback Price: $16.99

Review: A down to earth realistic story for children about a cow that got stuck in the mud.


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