Book Review: A Vegetable Garden is not for Cows by Anita Stafford

Farmer Ben’s cows have everything they need. They have a shade tree for sunny days, a barn for rainy days, and a fence to keep them safe. They have all the tasty green grass they want to eat.But one of the cows has been eating the vegetables in Farmer Ben’s garden. How will he find out which one?Annabelle knows someone needs to step up and be honest.

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the publisher. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

Annabelle is told to stay out of Farmer Ben’s vegetable garden, but she goes in anyway. When he asks all of the cows who destroyed his garden, she comes forward. Farmer Brown is impressed that Annabelle came forward, and he says that she’s curious and honest but to stay out.

Annabelle doesn’t like how she feels when Farmer Brown shows his disappointment, but she feels proud of herself for being called a curious and honest cow. She realizes that she has all she needs and stays out of the vegetable garden from then on.

I like Annabelle’s personality and the illustrations are colorful. The cow illustrations are great. This is a sweet story that children will enjoy.

About the Author

Anita Stafford makes her home in the peaceful hills of northern Arkansas. She grew up on a dairy farm surrounded by a large, loving, and always entertaining extended family. She is a wife and the mother of a son and two daughters. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in public school as a teacher and a counselor.

Books by Anita Stafford:
The Legend of Sassafras House
The Legend of Sassafras House Teacher Guide
Treasure in Catclaw Canyon
Treasure in Catclaw Canyon Teacher Guide
A Vegetable Garden is Not for Cows
Confessions of a Cell Phone Loser

Also find Anita at:
Twitter: @staffordanita