Cowbella and the Bad Dream



Book: Cowbella and the Bad Dream

Author: Sindy McKay

Publisher: Running Press Kids, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-0762450244

ISBN-10: 076245024X

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Language level: 1

(1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing and/or profanity; 4=a lot of cursing and/or profanity; 5=obscenity and/or vulgarity)

Recommended reading level: Ages 2 – 5

Rating: ***** 5 stars (EXCELLENT)

Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker

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    McKay, Sindy.  Cowbella and the Bad Dream (published in 2013 by Running Press Kids, an imprint of Running Press Book Publishers, a member of the Perseus Books Group, 2300 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA  19103).   Cowbella doesn’t want to go to sleep because she’s afraid that she’s going to have a bad dream.  The Pajanimals  tell her that bad dreams aren’t real and try to snuggle with her, but she still can’t go to sleep.  So they all travel to the Friendly Forest where their special friend Jerry the Bear assures Cowbella that if her imagination can make scary thoughts, it can also make happy thoughts.  Will it work?  Can she ever get to sleep?    Based on an episode entitled “Dream a Happy Dream” from the television series Pajanimals created by Jeff Muncy and Alex Rockwell for The Jim Henson Company, this board book for preschoolers is especially good for young children who experience bad dreams.  My wife got this as a present for the  year-old daughter of a friend, and when I looked it over I thought that it was rather cute.

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