The Cow in the House

Written by Harriet Ziefert • Illustrated by Emily Bolam

Reviewed by Natasha I. (age 7) and Ilirijana J. (age 7)

The bed creaked the roof leaked, and the chair squeaked. An unhappy man lived in this noisy house. He did not like it. He did not like it at all. So he went to a wise man and told him his house is too noisy. The wise man told him to get a cow. The man thought it was a silly idea but he did it anyway. Then he put the cow in his house. The next day he went back to the wise man he said, my house is still too noisy. The wise man said to get four different animals. The man thought it was a stupid idea but he did it anyway. The wise man went to the man's house and waved his arms. The wise man told the man to keep the animals out side.

I (Natasha) thought it was funny because the man didn't know what to do with the animals. I (Ilirijana) thought it was funny because the man kept going to the wise man and the wise man kept telling the man to get noisy animals. The man didn't know what to do with them.

We recommend this book to people who like funny and crazy books, because the book is pretty funny too.

Natasha I. and Ilirijana J. are students in Kevin's 2nd Grade Class
1999-2000