The Cow Who Climbed a Tree – review and giveaway

As you all know Monkey isn’t one for taking risks, just when I think his confidence is growing and he’s trying new things, something will happen and we take a step backwards. Its great when a book comes along which will hopefully help Monkey learn that its ok to try something unexpected from time to time.  One such book is The Cow Who Climbed a Tree by Gemma Merino.

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree will be published on 10th September through Pan Macmillan and its a charming picture book.  We meet Tina the cow, she’s no ordinary cow and unlike my Monkey, she is quite happy to take risks and try new things.  She even likes to climb trees, which my son did find very funny indeed.

What should Tina find at the top of a tree?  A dragon who soon becomes her friend, and they share their vivid imaginations.  Of course, Tina has to return home, to a family who don’t understand her, a family of cows who just like to eat grass, and no ordinary things you would expect cows to do.

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

But should they have listened to Tina?  Could they try something new, something different, something unexpected? Would they enjoy it if they did?

I won’t spoil the end of the story, but there is a valuable lesson to be learnt in this book, one which we will talk through with Monkey to try to help him face some fears in the coming weeks.  The paperback will be priced at £6.99 when it is published next month.

disclaimer:  we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review

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I’ve actually received two copies of The Cow Who Climbed a Tree – one direct from the publishers, and one as a review copy for the Mumsnet Blogger Network.  So I’ve decided to offer one copy to you my readers.  Just complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win your copy.  Good luck!

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Terms and conditions:

(Please note that all entries will be checked against comments for validation).

Only the first step of this form is mandatory, all other steps are optional. Only one entry per person is allowed.

This giveaway is for UK residents only.

Once a winner is randomly picked, I will check if the winner has done what was requested and I will contact them, if they do not reply within one week, the prize will be allocated to another person.

The giveaway will close on 9th September 2015 at midnight.

The Cow Who Climbed a Tree paperback book

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

105 thoughts on “The Cow Who Climbed a Tree – review and giveaway

  1. id love to find my grandparents agt the top of the tree. I miss them everyday and wish they were around to be an amazing influence on my childrens lives as they were in mine. x

  2. A pot of gold would be nice, so I could replace a few things that have past their sell by date, like the laptop I am using, most of the letters have rubbed off.

  3. I’d like to discover a massive amount of money, and discover that the tree really was a money tree and it was going to keep supplying it, because we’d all like to live in a nice house and to be able to afford life’s luxuries once in a while!

  4. I would like to find a magic object that granted unlimited wishes. The first thing I would wish for would be world peace (really!). Then to have one last (fully coherent) day with my Gran, introduce her to my son & tell her all the gossip she’s missed out on these last few years.

  5. A picnic basket filled with lots of yummies and a blanket. Climbing trees is hard work and we’ll all deserve a big picnic full of sandwiches, crisps,fruit and cake at the end!!

  6. I’d like to find a stop watch so I could stop time and breath. I never seem to have enough time to enjoy life, I’m always in a rush and I’m always late.

    1. ^^^^ forgot to say why – I picked this above a winning lottery ticket (which was my initial thought!) because if you have peace in your life that’s pretty priceless.

  7. Chocolate, because by the time I’ve climbed all the way to the top of the tree I will definitely be in need of chocolate 😀

  8. I’d like to find the keys to a French villa and natty little sports car. Why? Because I’ve never had either and I reckon it’s time I did!

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