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Prudence the Part-Time Cow

Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer

Illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

Prudence is a scientist, an architect and an engineer; so to the others, she’s just too much of a part-time cow to be part of the herd.


At first she tries to fit in, but in a moment of inspiration, Prudence shows the others that she can be a part-time cow AND a full-time herd member when she uses her problem-solving skills to make everyone’s lives a little bit better and easier!


This sweet story is for anyone who's ever felt a bit different; I’ve surely been there myself! Even though there are readers who might feel that Prudence almost betrayed herself so that the other cows would like her, I personally did not read the story that way. For me the story is about self-acceptance and about others learning to appreciate you for the unique person that you are.


The story is beautiful, funny and heart-warming, and Steph Laberis’s artwork is absolutely delightful, as always! Cow-power to all who read it!

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