Thursday, May 5, 2011

What Does Cow Say? (Scholastic lift-the-flap) ~ Mother's Day Blog Hop

Thanks for coming by my giveaway in the Mother's Day blog hop, which is co-hosted by Makobi Scribe, Bree's: What Matters Most, Simply Stacie and I Am A Reader, Not A Writer.

In celebration of my spring release, What Does Cow Say? 
(Scholastic), I'm giving away this cute barn carrying case, small plush cow, and an autographed copy of the book. This rhyming lift-the-large-flap board book is mega-sturdy and bigger than many board books at 7" x 8.5".

Two steps to enter:
1. Drop a comment with a creative (g-rated) guess regarding what a cow might say other than the obvious.
2. Click to "follow" this blog and/or friend me on Facebook.
USA only, Contest runs May 5-8. I'll post the winner here in comments. Good luck!

Giveaway #2 See my other Blog Hop in the post below.
Story scoop: These farm animals have big mouths! When the sun came up, Duck went Quack which woke his neighbor, Cow, who went MOO, which woke Rooster who went Cock-a-doodle-doo. . . As each animal awakens, totz can guess what it says and open its big-flap beak, snout, or mouth to read its signature sound. The final spread shows a child waking up--with open arms and a final HOORAY! to welcome the day!

Art scoop: Instead of a manuscript, I submitted this 2-page dummy to Scholastic/Cartwheel for consideration. All the mouths had working flaps taped over them, so they'd lift to reveal the animal sound below. A lot goes into creating these seemingly uncomplicated books. For instance, the title and some of the text changed during the editing process. And as you can see, artist Jannie Ho made the book way cuter than my proposal.

Lucky me to have Jannie illustrate this book! She studied illustration at Parsons School of Design in NYC, and was a designer at Nickelodeon, Scholastic, and associate art director at TIME Magazine for Kids before becoming a full-time illustrator. Wow!

~ Joan Holub

What Does Cow Say?
Author: Joan Holub
Illustrator: Jannie Ho
Scholastic, Cartwheel Books, 2011


Sena said...

A cow might say "Hey, I'd like some hay"
sena.sagani [at]gmail[dot]com

Sena said...

I follow your blog - sena sagani

Sena said...

Friended on FB - Sena Slc

Jinky said...

A happy-friendly cow might say, "Enjoy the milk!".

*I'm an old gfc follower

Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway! My kids would love it!

Jennifer said...

I follow you via GFC publicly as makobiscribe

Erin H said...

The cow might say Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz because there was a fly in the grass he ate.

aprettykitty84 at yahoo dot com

Erin H said...

I follow you on facebook as Erin Boxell Hull

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Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

A cow might say, "the grass is always greener on the other side of the hill"

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Teresha Freckleton-Petite sent you a friend request on FB

mkjmc said...

I am not very creative but the cows aon our farm say "They are happy" and I am nnot from CAL. ;)

mkjmc said...

GFC follower

Heather said...

A cow might say, "Moo-ve over and share the hay."
hschonrock at yahoo dot com

Heather said...

Public GFC follower
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Brandy Nelson said...

A cow might say, "If you shake me, You will NOT get milkshakes!"

Brandy Nelson said...

friend request sent on fb
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Lolawid said...

The cow would say "What the hay?"

Old GFC follower

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Ourfamilyworld said...

follow on gfc

polly said...

follow gfc
and the cow might say...would you like some cookies with that delicious milk?

~ The Mitchell's ~ said...

A cow might say..."Got milk?"

~ The Mitchell's ~ said...

New GFC follower!

DeDa Studios said...

new follower

esluka said...

GFC: esluka
and "Got Milk"

Joan Holub said...

I’ll head over and accept FB requests now if I haven’t already accepted yours.

Hay, I mean, hey, Sena! Thanks for the fun suggestion. :o)

Jinky, it’s great to see you, lady! Thank you for stopping by and for the cute cow-talk.

Jennifer! And thank you for putting together this hop and for coming by to comment!

Hi Erin, very cute. Thank you for following on FB.

Teresha, so true! Thanks. What a cute profile photo!

Mkj, I know those commercials. :o)

Heather, what a moo-velous suggestion! Thanks for commenting.

Brandy, Thanks! It’s too bad we can’t get milkshakes that way, huh? :o)

Lola, thanks. And hay!

Our family, Thanks for dropping a comment!

Hi Polly, yes I would DEFINITELY like some cookies. :o) Thanks for the cute comment.

The Mitchells, so true. And I do have milk. Always. I’m a chocolate milk-aholic. Thanks for following!

DeDa, thanksfor following!

Esluka, hello and thanks for dropping a comment.

Joan Holub said...

Hi all,

Thanks for your cow comments!

As you can see, I'm part of two blog hops that both end on Mother's Day. There's one just below this one, for the Goddess Girls series, ages 8-12, Athena the Wise.

I'll post winners in both Sunday night.

Good luck in the hops! I hope you win lots of goodies.

Connie Black said...

The cow might say "what is a moshake anyway?"
epblack at zoominternet dot net

Connie Black said...

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mummytotwoboys said...

I think a cow might say do your prefer organic milk? If so feed me better ;)

Following on GFC and sent you a Friend request (D Schmidt)

Carol L. said...

Cow would say "Muuust love Joan Holub" :) Really cute giveaway.

Carol L

Carol L. said...

GFC follower under Lucky47.

Christa said...

A cow might say, "Mooove out of my way!". Lol.


Christa said...

I added you as a friend on FB! -Christa Nolan


Lori said...

Lbrouse1 at gmail dot com
Follower on GFC
A cow might say, "Udderly moooving to meet you!" :)

Lori said...

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mrsshukra said...

A cow might say Got milk!


mrsshukra said...

Google follower!


captainliss40 said...

I'm a follower on GFC. A cow might say "Milk is good for you." captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

Veronica said...

A cow might say "Hay, would you like some milk?

Veronica said...

I also follow your blog via GFC (Veronica) Thanks


Meredith said...

"Milk me" ?

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Meredith said...

GFC follower

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Christine said...

The cow might say "Moove it or lose it."


Christine said...

GFC follower.


Belinda said...

A cow might say, "Eat more chicken!"

mikebelindaconnor at hotmail dot com

Belinda said...

GFC follower

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Jan said...

A cow might say, "Can I sleep in the house with you? The pigs snore!"
janmessali (at)

Jan said...

I follow you via GFC.
janmessali (at)

Jan said...

I'm your fan on Facebook.
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~Heather~ said...

A cow might say "I'm over the mooooon for hay"

following via GFC

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Joan Holub said...

Thanks to everyone for your cud-dly, cowtastic comments! And thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Our randomly chosen winner is Jinky!

It was a pleasure meeting everyone. I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day.

~ Joan

Joan Holub said...

Jinky, please email me at joanholubauthor4 at aol dot com with an address I can mail your copy of What Does Cow Say?, plush cow, and bar carrycase. Congrats again!

~ Joan

Anonymous said...

"Hey!" (or "Hay", depending)
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Digicat @ (my regular e-mail)

snowluvnferret said...

Follow on GFC

The cow would say "whooooo are yoooooo"

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Smash Bravo Team said...

Hey why you got a black eye...did someone give ya a knuckle sandwich?

Smash Bravo Team said...

Following on GFC

Smash Bravo Team said...

Sent a friend request on FB

rhonda1111 said...

how come only the dog gets his own place?
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silverroses2 said...

The cow might say "bueno pasto" (cow in mexico)
autumn g.
silverroses2 at hotmail dot com

silverroses2 said...

I asked to be friends on facebook - Autumn Goehring
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Sarah Hull said...

The cow might say, "Hay! It's not just for horses." I'm a gfc follower

Thanks for this wonderful giveaway! My son would love it - he loves farm animals, especially cows!

SHull2319 at gmail dot com

lisa said...

The cow might say...Got Milk?

lisa said...

Follow you via GFC LisaMarie

Charity and John said...

A cow might say "Shoo fly" when they swat at them with their tails.
primabee at hotmail dot com

Charity and John said...

I follow on GFC.
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Marina@EBMR said...

Miss Daisy may say "Please Moooo-ve out of my way I'm late for the moooo-vies!" ;)

Marina@EBMR said...

Sent a friend request on FB

Chip said...

What a cooooozy place to sleep.

Chip said...

Sent you a fb request - Jill Lear

Time4Mommy said...

Very Cute!!

Cow "Can somebody take care of these flies for me?"

I'm following your blog.

♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

He might say "I wish I could sleep laying down"

and I follow your blog GFC as Yayas Mommy
itzacin at aol dot com

Kelly's Lucky You said...

How adorable!!!!

We read a story at bedtime and when my daughter and I get carried away and drag out/postpone going to sleep, when we get to the part where it says, "And the cow says......" my husband cuts in and says, instead of "moo", "Shhhhhh". Of course, that results in peals of giggles.

So if my cow is going to say something other than "Moo", I'll have to choose "Shhhhh" because he wants the girl cows to be quiet and to go to sleep!

katklaw777 said...

I think the cow might say "Bazinga!"
New follower on GFC w/ katklaw777.
katklaw777 at yahoo dot com
Great giveaway, thanks.

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