The Fed Up Cow by Peta Lemon

The Synopsis:

Hilda is FED-UP with being a cow. Spending all day doing not much but moo. There has to be something more she can do.

So she decides to be a sheep…

… then a pig
… and even a chicken.

Is the grass any greener on the other side?

Join Hilda, the fed-up cow, on her voyage of self-discovery in this daft but timeless story, written in rhyme.

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.



Why be you, when you can be new?”-Quoted from the movie, Robots.

In today’s culture, children are presented with so many new things to do, and become, that they often wish to be someone else. This book, The Fed Up Cow, approaches the topic of identity in a fun, bright way to help children learn that who they are is just enough.

The illustrations of Hilda the Cow as she transforms herself from animal to animal are colorful, silly, and work great the rhyming nature of the book. She learns that even though those different animals seem to have the perfect life, there is always something that makes her more miserable than when she was as a cow. So eventually she is grateful that was made to be a cow and laughs at how silly she was to want to be something else.

This is a rhyming book and though I did enjoy the story, there were a few lines that didn’t flow well. The main being the one mentioned in the synopsis, “Spending all day doing not much but moo.” Maybe it’s just me, but for some reason this sentence just doesn’t work for me and there were other similar sentences throughout the book.

Overall, I was happy about the way The Fed Up Cow introduced this message and it is a very cute book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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