There are thirty-eight words in My First Highland Cow by Melanie Mitchell. Yes, I counted (though this does not include the “extras” like title, author or the publisher’s name, the categories or other “business end” items). Melanie Mitchell, however, packed a lot into it. It is a fun first book about Highland Cows for the “wee ones.” Due late July 2023, Mitchell’s board book is a fun way to show cows in a not black and white setting.
Everything about this book is cute and sugary sweet. For some adults, it might be too sweet and give you a cavity, but for the child/toddler/baby the highland cow Bonnie and her antics, her likes and dislikes, and even her calf, will be tickled. The board book is boldly colored with not too much detail, but still has the right about to keep your attention. This book makes a perfect gift for the country or city kid alike.
As I read this online from Edelweiss, I am not sure of the quality of the paper/paper overboard format or how sturdy, or exact size, but I think it will be a good solid book. And of course, this is not a book one will want to reread as an adult, but the “artist” in me sees potential to have the book grow with the child. Can you see the color red? Or how many flowers? What do you think the calf is doing? How many eyes does Bonnie have? Or what does Bonnie have, and you have that are same or different?