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Cappuccina goes to town
Milway, Katie Smith, 1960-
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Kids Can Press, 2002.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.4 0.5 55982.
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Cappuccina thinks it might be more fun to be a person than a cow -- and she's heading to town to find out But her visit isn't as satisfying as she expects. Although she tries on countless shoes, hats and dresses all in her favorite color -- Bloooooooo -- Cappuccina just can't find anything to suit her. Will Cappuccina ever experience the pleasures of being human?

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-Cappuccina is a cow who wants to be a person. A break in the fence is her opportunity to go to town and there she does what many humans love to do most-shop. She looks at shoes, hats, dresses, and wigs, all in "Blooooooo!" (It is her favorite color.) Her hooves, horns, and tail get in the way of a perfect fit for anything, until the hairdresser ties a simple blue bow around her tail. Then she heads for home and her dinner of "crunchy hay and sweet alfalfa," happy to be a cow. Although they have never served a customer quite like Cappuccina before, the tradespeople treat her with respect and try hard to meet her needs. No one sees the cow shopping in town as an odd occurrence. The gouache illustrations are fun, and Cappuccina is drawn as a lovable bovine. Children will enjoy the humorous pictures of a cow in clothes, while older children will like the play on words. This entertaining book is a fine addition for storytime.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.