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Hilarious sequel to The Cow That Laid an Egg Marjorie the cow is terribly excited. She's going to enter her daughter, Daisy, in the Baby Cow Contest. Daisy has been a very special cow ever since the day that she surprised everyone by hatching out of an egg! Marjorie feels sure that Daisy will win, hooves down. But the other mothers are starting to talk... Daisy isn't quite like the other babies; she's small and feathery, and she can't even chew the cud yet. Is there something Marjorie should know? There are plenty of surprises in store for Marjorie the cow in this hilarious follow-up to 'The Cow That Laid an Egg', introducing handsome new character, Derek the bull! Key title / Will be eagerly awaited by fans of the first book 'The Cow That Laid an Egg' / Andy Cutbill is the creator of 'Albie', a major CITV animated television series / 'Albie' the television series was shortlisted for a BAFTA award for The Best Children's Animated Series and won several international awards including Best Young Writer at the B+ Awards in association with BBC enterprises. / Russell Ayto's picture book 'The Witch's Children' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 2002, and 'The Witch's Children and the Queen' was Smarties Gold Medal winner in the 5 and under category in 2003. / Russell Ayto is also the illustrator of 'Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs' and 'Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs in Space!' by Giles Andreae. / The Cow That Laid an Egg is shortlisted for: Stockport Schools' Book Award 2008 UKLA Teachers' Award for Children's Books 2008 Sheffield Children's Book Award 2008 / Competition: Chicken Run, Barnyard
Andy Cutbill was born near London in 1972. He read Art at university and then did post-graduate studies in Art Direction. After several years writing television commercials, he started originating new concepts in children's animation and books. In conjuction with Cosgrove Hall Films, Andy created and developed the award-winning animated television series, Albie, for CITV. Andy lives in London with his wife, son and daughter. Russell Ayto had a varied career before turning his attention to children's book illustration. He worked as both a postman and a scientific officer. He has illustrated numerous books for children including Whiff by Ian Whybrow. He now lives and works in Cornwall with his wife and two young children.
Praise for The Cow That Laid an Egg: 'The Cow That Laid an Egg... had me in stitches. More than just a silly story about a cow who thinks she's laid an egg, there's something deeper here about the idea of family, but it's so integral to the story that you don't feel as thought you've been hit over the head with the sledgehammer of worthiness.' The Bookseller "A Charming, comical tale." Starred Editor's Choice Junior 'A wonderfully madcap story with wacky illustrations.' Nursery World Praise for 'The Witch's Children', illustrated by Russell Ayto: 'This book has been wonderfully designed and the text is in perfect harmony with the incredible funny illustrations' Booktrust Best Books Guide