By: Lachie Hume, 赵静(translator)
Originally Published in: Australia
Language: Simplified Chinese
Pages per book: 40
Lines per page: 1-5
Audio book: Available by QR code on book
Luka® can read this book!
勇敢的克兰西 (yǒng gǎn de kè lán xī) Clancy the Courageous Cow is a story about diversity, creativity, and resource distribution told with a touch of humor.
Clancy the cow is a disappointment to his parents. They belong to a herd of Whitebelts, but Clancy was born without a white belt around his black body. In order to become “normal”, Clancy tries a number of things: sprinkling white sugar on himself, painting a white stripe, and even rolling in the snow, but nothing works.
However, Clancy grows much stronger than the rest of his herd because his all-black body provides the perfect camouflage for slipping through a fence at night to eat from the lush field of the Redbacks. Clancy falls in love with another outcast- a Redback named Helga who lacks the white splotches of the rest of her Redback herd! In the pasture war between the two herds, the Redbacks have the upper hoof until Clancy wins the wrestling match and proclaims: "I say we pull down the fence and all be cows together." The two herds thus share the lush pasture and live peacefully ever after, with enough for every cow to graze!
Is my child ready for this set?
"Read to me":
Ages 3+ will enjoy having these books read to them either by Luka® or a caregiver.
"Read by myself":
The limited text per page and the prevalence of common language from daily life make it a good "bridge book" for readers. The involved plot and detailed illustrations will capture the interest of experienced readers, ages 5+.
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