Mooo…ve over for Clarissa and help young readers discover that they are special in their own special ways. Recognizing self-worth, Clarissa is just a plain brown cow - to herself and almost everybody else on the Larson farm in Wisconsin. The story of how Clarissa rescues a troupe of prize animals is a blue-ribbon winner for every youngster. More
Clarissa Text-Only Version
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful and uplifting
By A Customer
Clarissa can teach so much about feeling special to children and adults alike. This plain, brown cow discovers that she has the wherewithall to take chances and learn that she really is special after all.
All kids are special -- sometimes they just need a little help realizing it. Here's the perfect book to help accomplish that. --McDonald's McMagazine
Clarissa Text-Only Version
For the serious young reader - ages 6-9
This version of Clarissa does not include the illustrations. The text itself carries the story completely...no pictures necessary for the serious young reader. This is a high level reading experience, and the quick turning pages the story moving.
“Mmmmmooo-ve over” for Clarissa!
In a bovine world where success comes to those who push and shove, gentle Clarissa wonders if she will ever be anything but the last cow through the barnyard gate. She wishes that just once she could be the special cow, admired like beautiful Tessy, praised like bossy Fiona
Then one hot August day, Clarissa makes a brave decision and proves to herself and everybody else that she is no ordinary cow, that she too is a winner.
Author Carol Talley traveled vicariously to Wisconsin's dairy land to study its barns and barnyards, its fairgrounds and flowers, its chickens, pigs, Holsteins and Guernseys. In a remote pasture in Sheboygan County, she, again vicariously, discovered the real-life model for Clarissa, grazing contentedly, unaware that her kind face was about to make her a star.
Clarissa is a story about recognizing the unique and special qualities in each of us. It is a story for every child who has wondered about his or her own value and place in the world. It is a story for parents who want their children to cherish their worth and courageously take risks to reach their dreams.
Clarissa is just a plain brown cow-to herself and almost everybody else on the Larson farm. The story of how Clarissa rescues a troupe of prize animals and proves her own worth to herself and those around her is a blue-ribbon winner for every youngster who reads it. Carol Talley's vivid descriptions of lush Wisconsin dairy land, a magical country fair, and a winning cast of two-and-four-legged characters will enchant children everywhere.
A surprise and added bonus is the "Enrichment Information" which includes lots of facts about Wisconsin, Country Fairs, Ferris Wheels, Merry-Go-Rounds, the Midway, Hay, Corn, the Calliope, Blackberry Brambles, A Cow's Daily Life, Cowbirds, Breeds of Dairy Cows, Cud, Milk, and Milking Machines!
A second big plus is the "Letter to Parents and Educators" which includes many relevant questions and comments to facilitate conversation with young readers about the message of the story...each person's special self-worth. So even though on the surface this is just an engaging story for children, it is also truly helpful in a real way.
Making the Case for Character Education
If you are tired of bullying, teasing, youth violence, gangs, vandalism, drug abuse, sexual misconduct…
If you are tired of the crisis with our older youth…
If you want to help make a difference one tiny step at a time…
Then this is the eBook for your children ages 6-9.
Read with your children, discuss the concept and message…
and know that you are part of the movement sweeping America to bring back our important values by restoring character education in our homes and schools.
(signed) The Thoughtful Parent