One Cow Moo Moo!
This cumulative counting book begins calmly enough: ``I saw a cow go running by. / It said, / `MOO MOO!' / I wonder why.'' But the cow is followed by two neighing horses, which are followed by three braying donkeys . . . The crazy chase builds until it involves every animal in the barnyard. The narrator, an amused boy, watches the mad procession, counts the animals as they speed by and wonders what all the fuss is about. The answer, which comes in the form of a big, goofy, purple monster, sends the boy off after the others at top speed. and is sure to send children off into gales of laugh ter. One Cow Moo Moo! should come with a warning: ``Do not read at bedtime, naptime or any other quiet time.'' The repetitive text and riotous cartoons will prompt fits of giggles--and all manner of barnyard noises. Ages 2-4. (Sept.)