Taking place in the countryside, Lauren is a Jersey cow (calf) who is determined to be a jumping cow when she grows up. She has to work hard and train if she is going to accomplish her dream. In the end, she doesn’t just jump but discovers she can fly.
This story teaches children to believe in themselves and to try new things even if it has never been done before. It encourages the spirit of exploring yourself and to push beyond what you think is possible.
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Lauren is a Jersey cow (calf) who lives with her mom on a farm in the countryside. Lauren is unlike other calves. She doesn’t spend her days grazing with the other cows in the pasture. No, Lauren has her head in the clouds, dreaming about becoming a jumping cow when she grows up. Even though her mom said, “My dear, cows don’t jump,” Lauren isn’t going to allow that statement to deter her from her life’s goal. Lauren is determined to make her dream a reality.
With most things in life, practice is key to success. Lauren starts with small jumps— a blade of grass and quickly moves onto bigger targets. With multiple successful jumps, she’s ready to tackle a more challenging obstacle, a fence. Lauren gathered her courage and raced towards the fence. Unfortunately, her first attempt fell short. In life, we often fail at our first attempt at something new, and that’s okay; it’s how we handle these failures that shape us.
Lauren was feeling discouraged for not making it over the fence. She doubted her ability, a familiar feeling we all face over failing at anything. However, Lauren’s friends rallied around her, boasted her confidence, and the little calf leaped over the fence. Hooray!
Lauren The Cow by T.I. Frazier is a short story about having the courage to do the impossible and triumphing over adversity. Besides the wonderful plot, the images were stunning. Cheers go out to Meritxell Andreu for their remarkable cover design and illustrations. And cheers to T.I. Frazier for their creating an unforgettable, inspirational story!
Lauren The Cow is a perfect book for many ages. Babies and toddlers will love the bright colors and animals. Three through five-year-olds will adore the story’s plot and resolution. Kindergarteners and older can use this book as a tool to practice their reading skills.
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