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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Poetry, cows, the rhythm of the day
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 01/Mar/2008
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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.

Youth Services Book Review - May 8, 2018
"This is a rich, beautiful rendering of how cow life should be…A nice read aloud for storytimes focusing on the lives of farm animals."
The Brandon Sun - April 19, 2009
"Beck shows her mastery of lovely language as she shares with her readers Buttercup's discoveries and delights."
The Horn Book Guide - October 1, 2008
"The story's tone is peaceful and contented."
by: Shawn Brommer, School Library Journal - September 1, 2008
"Buttercup provides the answers to life's eternal questions - she loves the simple things and shares this joy with readers."
Canadian Children's Book News - August 1, 2008
"Buttercup's overflowing optimism is uplifting and life-affirming...This picturebook is perfect for a lovely day or a lousy one - reminding us, like Buttercup, to sing thankful praises for life's simple pleasures."
The Globe and Mail - June 21, 2008
"There's much... for small fry to roll around their tongues as beautiful black-and-white Buttercup meanders through her lovely day."
Deakin Newsletter - June 1, 2008
"This is a delightful marriage of imagination and reality, of lyrical languorous text and gentle realistic illustration - a pleasure."
Resource Links - June 1, 2008
"The small details in each illustration truly bring this book to life....A wonderful book to teach children how to play with language! Bravo sisters Beck!"
Quill & Quire - May 1, 2008
"A read-aloud gem...A clever, joyful, playful celebration of creative language, sound, rhyme, rhythm, and repetition."
CM Magazine - April 18, 2008
"Highly recommended."


Blue Spruce nominee  | 2009 | Short-listed
CCBC Best Books  | 2009 | Commended
OLA Best Bets  | 2008 | Commended
Resource Links "The Year's Best"  | 2008 | Commended