Manny's Cows

The Niagara Falls Tale

Manny039s Cows

"Kids will find themselves laughing and falling for this goofy story." –School Library Journal

"Loopy and chaotic fun." –Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Hilarious." –Kirkus Reviews (Starred)

Suzy Becker used to teach. Manny was her student. One day (the day before a vacation), Suzy asked Manny if he had any plans for vacation. Manny answered, "You can't exactly go anywhere if you've got (the exact number has been forgotten) a lot of cows."

Then Suzy tried to turn an awkward moment into a teachable moment. "You should pretend like you do and write stories about it," she said.  

"That's all right," said Manny. "You can." So Suzy did. This is her story of Manny's vacation with his 500 cows at Niagara Falls.

Awards & Honors

"100 Titles for Reading and Sharing", New York Public Library 2006

"The Original Art 2006: Celebrating the Fine Art of Children's Book Illustration", Society of Illustrators

updated: 7 months ago