Cows Cant Fly by David MilgrimGrade/ Interest Level: Primary (Kindergarten)
Reading Level: Lexile Level, 470 LAD
Genre: Modern Fantasy/Science Fiction
Main Characters: Young boy and his Father
Setting: House and neighborhood the boy lives in
POV: Young boy
The nameless young boy protagonist in this story narrates: “Cows can’t fly,/but I don’t care./One day I drew/some in the air!” The round-headed boy creates a crayon picture of cows with wings flying through the sky. The father in this story tries several times to tell his young son that cows do not fly. While the boy and his father are outside discussing the picture a breeze carries the picture into the air where it lands among real cows. They cows study the drawing and then take flight. The scenes and illustrations in this story are highly entertaining and engaging for students. The students seem to like the way only they and the young boy knows that the cows around them are flying. The adults are having tricks played upon them by the other children in the book so there is no way they will look into the air. The book ends with the cows returning to their normal life, but we notice in one of the final illustrations the young boy has a drawing pad under his arm and he is at the zoo. This leaves the children predicating about what he will do next and if these animals will be flying soon as well.
I used this story in my kindergarten student teaching classroom placement in order to help the students see the differences between reality and fantasy. The children were asked during a whole group discussion which parts of the story real first and which parts of the story could not happen in real life. This activity helped to lead into the discussion of what fantasy means and the flying cows were a great example of this.
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