"Buttercup the cow had a new baby calf, a fine baby calf, a strong baby calf..." She licks him, feeds him, and encourages him until he learns to walk and run and play. A bestseller since it was first published in 1984, this simple, gentle story of mother love is perfect for the moms who read it growing up to share with their own new little babies.
The New Baby Calf was Barbara Reid's first book in her now trademark Plasticine style. Published to great acclaim, it has never been out of print.
Barbara Reid is a critically acclaimed Canadian author and illustrator, well known to children, parents, and teachers alike for her timeless stories and vibrant Plasticine illustrations. Barb has received every major Canadian children's book award, including the Governor General's Award. Barb lives in Toronto, Ontario. Please visit her at www.barbarareid.ca.
Edith Newlin Chase grew up on a farm in Indiana, and as a child wrote stories and poems in notebooks she made herself out of feedbag tags. Mrs. Chase was 79 years old when The New Baby Calf first appeared as a picture book. Throughout her long life, she has been happy to share experiences and her writing talent with children.
Praise for The New Baby Calf:
"The artwork seems so real and the texture so detailed... Heartwarming facial and physical expressions of cow, calf and farmer emanate from every page." -The Toronto Star