Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 4 to 8
- Grade: p to 3
A hilarious barnyard tale about big-hearted cow with an even bigger temper, for fans of Penguin Problems.
Petal is everything you could want in a cow.
She 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.
About the authors
Maureen Fergus est auteure lauréate de plusieurs livres pour enfants et jeunes adultes, dont The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten, Et si je ne veux pas? et les livres de la série Buddy and Earl. Elle vit à Winnipeg, au Manitoba.
Maureen Fergus is an award-winning author of books for children and young adults, including The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and the Buddy and Earl series of books. She lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mike Lowery has illustrated many books for children, including The Day My Mom Came to Kindergarten and A Squiggly Story. Mike lives in Decatur, Georgia.
- Nominated, Shining Willow Award
One of CCBC's Best Books for Kids & Teens (Fall 2022), Starred Selection
“Fergus’ prose is accessible for younger readers with the farmyard characters and situations providing warmth and humour while still delivering a message.” —CM: Canadian Review of Materials
"Will resonate with any parent who has dealt with a child who has unexpected meltdowns." —Winnipeg Free Press
"Delightful illustrations and lovable characters combine with a kid-friendly storyline to make a book that is sure to please." —Story Monsters Ink
Other titles by Maureen Fergus
Princess Pru and the Switcheroo
Princess Pru and the Ogre on the Hill
The Pancake Problem (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #2)
Mad About Meatloaf (Weenie Featuring Frank and Beans Book #1)
Glory on Ice
A Vampire Hockey Story