“ Where is my cow? "( Eng. Where's My Cow? ) Is a children's book by the English writer Terry Pratchett with illustrations by Melvin Grant. The book is based on a fictional children's book that Samuel Vimes reads to his son in the novel Schmuck! ". The book was published in 2005 at the same time as the novel; it was not translated into Russian.
|Where is my cow?|
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On the cover flaunts the icon " U-uk ! Ankh-Morpork Librarians Award is the best children's book! ” The icon resembles the Carnegie Medal in Literature , which was received in 2001 by another Pratchett book, The Amazing Maurice and His Rodent Scientists . Inside the book, illustrations by famous characters are not very similar to Paul Kidby .
The book is made like children's illustrated books in landscape format. It tells how Vimes reads aloud to his little son the book “Where is my cow?” And alternately calls different animals, and the son tries to imitate the sounds that they usually make. In the end, Vimes decides that it is better to teach a child a real life and names other characters of the Flat World that can be encountered in Ankh-Morpork , because the son will see animals only in a plate. On one of the pages of the book you can see a portrait of Terry Pratchett himself.
The book is also mentioned in the book “ Mr. Winter ”: one of Nak Mak Figlov, Rob Veskohrab, is trying to read it.
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- Hubbard, Michael (2005-10-07), "Terry's thudding threesome: it's a Terry Pratchett takeover as his three new titles boost takings across the TCM and help Transworld back to the top. (Terry Pratchett) (Brief Article)", The Bookseller (The Nielsen Company) (no. 5199): 17 (1), ISSN 0006-7539
- Elliott, Giles (2005-12-09), "Rowling sales soar as Harry grows up: home-grown science fiction sells strongly and imprint Voyager prospers in its 10th year, while Doctor Who exterminates the competition - bar Pratchett and the ubiquitous JK Rowling. (CATEGORY PREVIEW: SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY) ", The Bookseller (The Nielsen Company) (no. 5208): 29 (1), ISSN 0006-7539