Illustrations © Rebecca Harrison Reed

Only Cows Allowed

by Lynn Plourde Illustrated by Rebecca Harrison Reed Down East Books, 2011

Once uPUN a new New England farm, some cows moooooved into the barn and promptly made a sign: ONLY COWS ALLOWED! But where were the hens, horses, pigs, sheep, goats, and geese supposed to live?  Would the cows keep the barn all to themselves? Or would the other animals trick those cows?

The hens huddled, hatched a plan, and cackled, "Our milk is coming! Our milk is coming! Quick, get some buckets ready!"

The cows looked skeptical as the hens settled onto the buckets.

What did those hens lay in the buckets?


Independent Publishers (IPPY)-National Bronze Award for Picture Books for all ages, 2012

2012 Silver Moonbeam Award for Best Illustrator


"Young readers are sure to be amused by this clever picture book. The deliciously funny ending (will) delight children who have a fondness for surprises."
Through the Looking Glass

"The surprise hilarious ending will keep kids' interest and sense of spontaneous fun engaged."
Children's Bookwatch

"The watercolor illustrations enforce the tongue-in-cheek mood of the book . . . This book is preposterous from start to finish, but rather fun."
School Library Journal


Used with permission by:
Down East Books
PO Box 679
Camden, ME 04843