Mary Ellen Jordan and Andrew Weldon are writer and illustrator of this whimsical children's picture book about the idiosyncratic ways of some farm animals who refuse to conform to expectations. The authors, who live on a farm near Melbourne, Australia, reveal their sense of humor in this story through some clever rhyming text.
Instead of eating grass, Daisy the cow loves eating spoon after spoon of jelly till late afternoon. Nancy the pig doesn't like mud baths; instead she spends a lot of time looking at her reflection and declaring her perfection. Then there's Frankie the dog who refuses to do his job chasing sheep but prefers to watch TV and drink cups of tea.
This book is designed for children from the ages of 4 through 7 years. Kids will enjoy the ways in which these kooky domestic animals refuse to be confined or limited by ideas human beings have about them. It good to learn early in our lives to respect the mysteries of animals and the fact that the more we try to control them, the more they rebel.