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By Mike WardEditor, Child Education Plus

and Sarah WoodsAssistant Editor, Child Education Plus

From hyperactive roosters to egg-laying cows, children will love these fun farmyard reads

The cow that laid an egg

The Cow That Laid an Egg by Andy Cutbill and Russell Ayto (HarperCollins Children’s Books, ISBN 9780007179688)

It’s like that old saying goes: What came first, the chicken, the egg – or the cow? Marge is a rather un-extraordinary cow. All the other cows seem to have a special skill, riding bikes or performing acrobatics, so it’s understandable that she feels depressed that she can’t. But a group of plotting poultry hatch a cunning plan to make Marge a bit different. The next morning the farm wakes up to discover Marge has laid an egg! Such astonishing news quickly makes the headlines of the Moos of the World but soon arouses suspicion from the rest of the herd – who are determined to crack the case.

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