Petal is everything you could want in a cow. This story is a kind set up to characterize animals with human qualities that is both hilarious and humbling. Caregivers may appreciate a note of the use of stupid and dummy in the text when a character is angry.
Petal is kind, thoughtful, a great baker and a wonderful artist.
She also has a temper. A very big, out-of-control temper. And it doesn't help that her barnyard pals like to push her buttons . . .
On the day the farmer announces a fabulous trip to a water park, the horse steps on Petal's foot and she has her biggest tantrum yet. The farmer tells Petal if she doesn't get her temper under control, she won't be able to go to the water park!
What else can she do but stomp away in a huff?
Then Petal meets a swan who shows her a thing or two about behaving. And not in the way you'd expect . . .
This laugh-out-loud story will tickle even the surliest reader, and Petal's outsized tantrums will feel very familiar to parents and kids alike. But like Petal, this story also has a heart of gold and a core of pure warmth.
Recommended for ages 4+