click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  The cow unexpectedly finds a tiny friend in the grass.   Mrs Wow Never Wanted a Cow  -written by  Martha Freeman  and illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by  Random House Books for Young Readers , 2006.   An amiable cow wanders into Mrs. Wow’s yard and she reluctantly decides to keep it care of it. And in the bargain also gets her two pets (a dog and a cat) to change their lazy ways.    “Salerno's pictures channel erstwhile greats in the publisher's series-notably Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman-by way of Nickelodeon cartoons, and purple Bow-Wow owes a little something to Margaret Bloy Graham's Harry. Bright, painterly swathes of color add dynamism of their own, and bold black outline simplifies compositions appropriately for a beginning reader”   -Kirkus Reviews    “The mostly one-syllable words with regular phonetic patterns are spare and natural, and Salerno's brightly colored illustrations amplify the text's humor”   -School Library Journal
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cover for  Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow”    note:  part of the publisher’s popular series for created for very young readers:  Beginner Books “I Can Read It All By Myself”  -that first started in 1957 with the Dr. Seuss title,   The Cat in the Hat -  followed by,   The Cat in the Hat Comes Back   in 1958.    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the cat chasing a mouse and lounging with a ball of yarn.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Mrs. Wow milking the cow.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Mrs. Wow first spots the cow in her yard while mowing the grass.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  one of the preliminary pencil sketches… the dog and cat watching the cow from the window above.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the final illustration based on the sketch seen in the previous image… the dog and cat watching the cow from the window above.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Mrs. Wow feeding her pet dog a tasty treat.
       
     
 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  The cow unexpectedly finds a tiny friend in the grass.   Mrs Wow Never Wanted a Cow  -written by  Martha Freeman  and illustrated by  Steven Salerno  published by  Random House Books for Young Readers , 2006.   An amiable cow wanders into Mrs. Wow’s yard and she reluctantly decides to keep it care of it. And in the bargain also gets her two pets (a dog and a cat) to change their lazy ways.    “Salerno's pictures channel erstwhile greats in the publisher's series-notably Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman-by way of Nickelodeon cartoons, and purple Bow-Wow owes a little something to Margaret Bloy Graham's Harry. Bright, painterly swathes of color add dynamism of their own, and bold black outline simplifies compositions appropriately for a beginning reader”   -Kirkus Reviews    “The mostly one-syllable words with regular phonetic patterns are spare and natural, and Salerno's brightly colored illustrations amplify the text's humor”   -School Library Journal
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: The cow unexpectedly finds a tiny friend in the grass.

Mrs Wow Never Wanted a Cow -written by Martha Freeman and illustrated by Steven Salerno published by Random House Books for Young Readers, 2006.

An amiable cow wanders into Mrs. Wow’s yard and she reluctantly decides to keep it care of it. And in the bargain also gets her two pets (a dog and a cat) to change their lazy ways.

“Salerno's pictures channel erstwhile greats in the publisher's series-notably Roy McKie and P.D. Eastman-by way of Nickelodeon cartoons, and purple Bow-Wow owes a little something to Margaret Bloy Graham's Harry. Bright, painterly swathes of color add dynamism of their own, and bold black outline simplifies compositions appropriately for a beginning reader” -Kirkus Reviews

“The mostly one-syllable words with regular phonetic patterns are spare and natural, and Salerno's brightly colored illustrations amplify the text's humor” -School Library Journal

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  cover for  Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow”    note:  part of the publisher’s popular series for created for very young readers:  Beginner Books “I Can Read It All By Myself”  -that first started in 1957 with the Dr. Seuss title,   The Cat in the Hat -  followed by,   The Cat in the Hat Comes Back   in 1958.    see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: cover for Mrs. Wow Never Wanted a Cow”

note: part of the publisher’s popular series for created for very young readers: Beginner Books “I Can Read It All By Myself” -that first started in 1957 with the Dr. Seuss title, The Cat in the Hat -followed by, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back in 1958.

see Steven’s complete list of published picture books to date

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the cat chasing a mouse and lounging with a ball of yarn.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: the cat chasing a mouse and lounging with a ball of yarn.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Mrs. Wow milking the cow.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: Mrs. Wow milking the cow.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Mrs. Wow first spots the cow in her yard while mowing the grass.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: Mrs. Wow first spots the cow in her yard while mowing the grass.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  one of the preliminary pencil sketches… the dog and cat watching the cow from the window above.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: one of the preliminary pencil sketches… the dog and cat watching the cow from the window above.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  the final illustration based on the sketch seen in the previous image… the dog and cat watching the cow from the window above.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: the final illustration based on the sketch seen in the previous image… the dog and cat watching the cow from the window above.

 click upper right corner of images to enlarge   above:  Mrs. Wow feeding her pet dog a tasty treat.
       
     

click upper right corner of images to enlarge

above: Mrs. Wow feeding her pet dog a tasty treat.