cover image When Cows Come Home for Christmas

When Cows Come Home for Christmas

Dori J. Chaconas, , illus. by Lynne Chapman. . Albert Whitman, $15.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-8075-8877-2

There's no place like home for the holidays, in Chaconas's (Christmas Mouseling , reviewed above) humorous tale, especially when home is a tiny abode crammed to the rafters with favorite relatives. Such is the merry mayhem for a boisterous bovine clan who gathers to sing, do the Cowpoke Polka and decorate. But when happy hoofer Moosha's hooves crash through the floor, she's rooted in the spot meant for the Christmas tree. Kids can guess what happens next—as Aunt Moosha launches a new family tradition. Bold pastels of dapper, dancing cows add celebratory zing. Ages 5-8. (Sept.)