Cow Tripped Over the Moon

Author Wilson,Tony

Illustrator Wood,Laura

Item Code 8367739

Product Type Book

Format Paperback

ISBN 9781743623541

Series Cow Tripped Over the Moon


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Hey diddle diddle, you all know the riddle, a cow jumps over the moon...

But the moon is very high in the sky. How many attempts will it take before Cow makes it over?
A great story about perseverance and the power of supportive friends.

Shortlisted for the CBCA Awards 2016.

Genre: General Fiction, Adventure Stories, Animal Stories, Humorous Stories Subject: Reading Level: Foundation, Lower Primary School Year: Foundation, Year 1, Year 2 Ages: 3 to 7 Page Count: 32
Tony Wilson

Tony Wilson is the author of much-loved picture books including Grannysaurus Rex, Harry Highpants, The Princess and the Packet of Frozen PeasEmo the Emu and The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, which won the Honour Award for the CBCA Book of the Year in the Younger Readers category in 2016. 

Tony was selected as the National Simultaneous Storytime title for 2017 with The Cow Tripped Over the Moon, (illustrated by Laura Wood).The Cow Tripped Over the Moon is a story of triumph and perseverance, and offers a rhyming commentary on the Cow's previous seven attempts on the moon.  

Tony has written some kids TV, namely a couple of episodes of the Cartoon Network show 'Exchange Student Zero' (Bogan Productions), voiced by Rove McManus.

He also penned two novels for adults (Players and Making News), numerous articles for magazines such as The Monthly and Good Weekend and newspapers pieces. His sports memoir, Australia United, is an absolute favourite amongst Socceroos fans. His own sports career included a year on Hawthorn's senior list. Unfortunately, he never played a senior AFL game.

His television appearances include 'Race Around the World', 'The Einsten Factor' and 'Santo Sam and Ed's Cup Fever'. He's an ex-Triple R Breakfaster, and a regular on ABC Local Radio and Radio National.

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Teacher Notes
Tony Wilson reads The Cow Tripped Over The Moon
Craft Activity Sheet - Spoon Puppet
Craft Activity Sheet - Cow Mask

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