Jeanne Willis & Tony Ross
Andersen, 2006 (2003)
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Reviewed by Hilary Williamson
n this story by Jeanne Willis, a little lamb tries repeatedly to cheer up a depressed old cow, named
(I love Tony Ross's cover illustration that shows the sad cow with her personal small, dark raincloud on a sunny day - all the subsequent illustrations also inject humor into the tale).
ow and lamb are the classic
glass half empty
glass half full
pair. And that little lamb works so hard for so long to cheer up his miserable friend. Can you guess what happens? Both misery and good cheer are contagious and they reverse roles! But only for a little while, as both learn that friendship can make you happy even when it's raining.
tells a story of how friends can be sad, but can also help each other to appreciate the sunshine and to see the joy in life.
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