Book Review:
Cows in the Kitchen

Cows in the Kitchen is a fun, silly book about farm animals that get into the house. There are chickens, sheep and other animals wandering through the poor, old, tired farmer's home!

I like to use "Cows in the Kitchen" for a literature panel because it has high value vocabulary (creep, latch, farmhouse), the story lends itself to a story map, and it is predictable enough that my students can read along with me.

During our discussions, "I wonder..." and "I notice..." statements are written down. Let me tell you, there are plenty of things in this book to notice and wonder about. The illustrations are incredibly funny!

One of my kids said, "I wonder if the farmer's wife knows about this!" If that isn't funny, I don't know what is.

This story also lends itself to themes very well. Farms, animals, community, and sounds are perfect fits. Overall, this is a great story to have for read alouds or shared reading.

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