My MusingsI wasn't sure what to expect from such an unusual premise, I certainly didn't love the title but after reading this charming book I totally understand! It is definitely in the same vein as The Secret Hen House Theatre by Helen Peters. (Another lovely book) Someone at Nosy Crow obviously has a soft spot for books featuring farms, but I am not complaining!
It tackles many issues through an unlikely friendship between Gemma, who grows up on a rough estate and who's dad is in prison, and Kate daughter of local farmer about to sell her beloved cows.
Through Gemma's grandma they form a bond over saving her small herd and it has far reaching consequences for them and the rough neighborhood. It a story about not judging people, community spirit and most importantly friendship. I really loved it . An easy read dealing with the harsher side of life with a very light touch.
Also lots of interesting information about milking cows. You will become rather attached to the herd!!
Will look forward to more by this author.
Suitable for 9+
Most memorable quote
" Your as useless as a bull's teat"
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