The Cow Tripped Over The Moon by Tony Wilson & Laura Wood


Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon…

Sounds too simple, doesn’t it? You can be assured that this moon jump was not achieved in one attempt. In this thrilling book, the cow’s moon mission secrets are uncovered.

Fitness is important for such an assignment. The cow is surrounded by her friends the dog, cat, dish, and spoon, who support her as she works out to build some muscles in preparation for her jump.

The challenge starts on a clear starry night at 9:17 pm and the first attempt ends in failure.


Hey diddle diddle

The cat and the fiddle 

The cow fell flat on her face.


Seven attempts down and it’s almost morning. The cow is teary with despair, her friends are weary, but by her side.

‘The night’s almost over’,

She said to dog Rover

A tear welling up in her eye.

This book is a testament to good friends who encourage and won’t give up on you. The dog, cat, dish and spoon cheer cow up and she’s determined to try her jump one more time.

Easy to read rhymes are accompanied by adorable illustrations. This retelling of a classic nursery rhyme was a fun read for us!

Suggested age: Read aloud 3+. Read by self 5+. Recommended for beginner to intermediate reader.

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