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In poetry that winds and wends like a creek through a farmer's field, we journey through one lovely day in Buttercup's life. Whether she is ruminating on the mud beneath her feet or the moon and the stars in the blue-black sky, she draws us deep into her rich and wonderful world....

Title : Buttercup's Lovely Day
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ISBN : 9781551435121
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Buttercup's Lovely Day Reviews

  • Canadian Children's Book Centre
    2019-05-19 17:47

    In this poetic picture book a verbose cow describes all the things she loves about her life, which is everything! She begins with an ode to the day, then to the clouds which “whiff and waft/ and puff around/ dot the sky/ and spot the ground/ but never ever make a sound,” then her tongue, the stream, and, ultimately, her barn and sleep.True to her name, Buttercup is a sunny cow, conveying the love for the simple things of life, such as nature, friendship, and, of course, chewing her cud. Buttercup’s overflowing optimism is uplifting and life-affirming. This is Carolyn Beck’s second book with her sister Andrea Beck, following The Waiting Dog in 2003, and her alliterative, rhythmic verse is perfect for reading aloud. Andrea Beck illustrated the well-known Elliot Moose series. Her talent for painting silly, sweet animals is apparent in this book of farmyard folk. All of the 18 twopage spreads are filled with Buttercup’s friends and other animals from the woods nearby: tiny grey mice, curious rabbits, and swooping owls. The long spread panels move from light, bright colours to darker tones, as Buttercup moves through her day and into the night. This picture book is perfect for a lovely day or a lousy one – reminding us, like Buttercup, to sing thankful praises for life’s simple pleasures.Reviewed by Kallie George in Canadian Children's Book NewsSummer 2008 VOL.31 NO.2

  • Barbara
    2019-05-18 19:28

    Buttercup is more than a dairy cow. She also sees the world around her in poetic form and ruminates about the wonders of her day spent eating and looking at everything. It's hard to read this title without smiling at Buttercup's delight in "making pies" (unpaginated). As she and the other cattle in the herd move through the fields of grass, she makes note of the animal-shaped clouds and enjoys her "lazy, languorous, lingery long days" (unpaginated)and the evening "as it bursts into view,/ a star-blasted vast/ of deep dark blue" (unpaginated). The sentiments of Buttercup and the color-drenched illustrations are gentle reminders to enjoy the simple pleasures of our lives. My favorite illustration shows Buttercup staring in wonder at a bee on her nose.

  • Megan MacDonald
    2019-05-14 19:27

    I really like the writing craft used in this story. In this text, a poem is told from a cow's point of view and I think it is a great lesson to introduce to children. This story can be used to show young writers how they can write, putting themselves in a different character. Also, this book is a good tool for working on rhyming words. Each of the pages have a few rhmying words on them, making it an engaging story. I would recommend this story for young children because their isn't a large plot in the story, but the animal involvement is still engaging.

  • Jess Doyle
    2019-05-10 12:23

    This poetry book was about a cow living in a farm. It was a good poem because it wasn't hard to understand and it also had rhyming words that helped tie the stanzas together. It would be good for an elementary classroom introducing poetry because it is more like a real poem, not as silly as a Dr. Seus poem.

  • Madison Briggs
    2019-05-22 16:31

    This is a cute poetry book about a cow, Buttercup telling what she loves about her life. She loves everything about her life. The way that the poetry is written is very kid friendly. This would be a great book to read to children just starting to read and learn about poetry. The illustrations are awesome and make the book that much better.

  • Alicia
    2019-05-20 20:47

    Cute poem about the day in the life of a cow. My son would have liked some of the humor in it when he was younger. But I don't think it would be appropriate to read to my preschool class, since it mentions cow pies and farts.

  • Jo
    2019-05-18 14:24

    Moo cow! Adorably sweet story about a cow named Buttercup. With lyrical prose, Buttercup takes us through her day describing everything she loves about being a cow and the world around her. Gorgeous and bright illustrations.

  • Shawn
    2019-05-11 17:49

    This is one of the best children's books I've ever read, and I've read a lot of them. The poems are so well written and so touching that it brings a tear to your eye. Wonderful. Fantastic. Even if you don't have kids you should read this book.

  • Rochelle
    2019-05-11 16:37

    Sweet story about a cow named Buttercup with clever poems on each page. Very nice paintings. Morgon must have read it at school because when we picked up to read it, he said that's Buttercup.

  • Susan
    2019-05-05 14:31

    What a lovely story about the day in the life of a lovely cow named Buttercup.

  • janis
    2019-04-29 14:31

    great fun with language and rhyming

  • Laura
    2019-04-26 13:24


  • Tracy
    2019-05-19 15:34

    I like the poetry and the alliterations in this book. Buttercup's life sounds perfect for a cow.

  • Marianna
    2019-05-11 12:34

    Cute, short poems about a day in the life of a cow. Wonderfully illustrated.