Friday, November 9, 2012

Day 9: BOO-HA

Day 9 of "30 Days of Farm Kid Stories"

Boo.  It was one of G’s first words.  Right after “Bah Bah Bah” and “Momma."  (Sorry,  Dadda)

“Boo” referring to “Moo” referring to “Cow."    G was Boo crazy.   He loved cows at the early age of 8 months.  He still loves them Boos, although now he can pronounce them correctly (most of the time.) 

Today’s farm story features a cow who struggles with words.

 The Cow That Went Oink by Bernard Most tells the story of a cow that is sad because he is not like other animals.  He is made fun of and hears a pasture full of “MOO-HA’s” from fellow cattle. 

The author emphasizes cow’s words in purple conversation bubbles.  Whether it is an “OINK” or a “MOINK” it’s in purple which helps the reader navigate the barnyard squawk.  

Zigzag squiggle lines represent rows of crops, heads of wheat and leaves on trees.  I chuckle when cow meets a pig who says “Moo”, especially when cow and pig help each other with vocabulary. 

This book emphasizes it’s ok to be different. It’s an advantage many times. 

And it’s a keeper.  This book labels more than a dozen animals and the associated noises they make.  G and I will practice our “Bow-Wow-Ha’s” and “Hee-Haw-Ha’s” tonight. 

What is your little one’s favorite animal noise? 


My Library List:

Preview Day: 30 Days of Farm Kid Stories
Day 1: One Moment

Day 2:  Perfect Pizza
Day 3:  Our Heartland
Day 4: Pasta Fistful
Day 5: One Fast Grower
Day 6: Farmer Seuss
Day 7: Just One Cookie?
Day 8:  Frowns Turn into Smiles

Our blogging host Holly Spangler writes  “30 Days on a Prairie Farm” this month on her blog: My Generation.  

It’s a group party, of sorts!  Please join fellow bloggers as they tell their agricultural stories:

Beyer Beware: 30 Days, 30 Things You Never Knew About Food
Black Ink: Beef’s a Trip – 30 Days from Gate to Plate
Confessions of a Farm Wife: Life on Our Farm
Go Beyond the Barn: 30 Days of Farm Life Blessings
Kelly McCormick Photography: 30 Days of Thankfulness
Le Jardin da ma Vie: 30 Reasons Why I Love Being a Farmer’s Wife
Pinke Post: 30 Days of North Dakota November
Rural Route 2: 30 Days of the Not-So-Glamorous Life of This Farm Wife

Our party has expanded! Please be sure to also check out the below writers:

Touching Families: 30 Days of a Town Girl Touched by the Farming Life
This Land, This Life, This Farmer's Wife: 30 Days of Thankfulness on a Family Farm
Farmgirldays: 30 Days of Farm Kids Trapped in the City
My Cows and Pigs: 30 Days of "What's that?"
Dennis Olmstead: 30 Days in a Row
White House on the Prairie: 30 Days, 30 Posts
A Colorful Adventure: 30 Days of JP

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