Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Giveaway Winners

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20 individual signed copies were given away to educators, librarians, and literacy organizations!




RAISIN, the Littlest Cow
By Miriam Busch & Larry Day
ISBN-13: 9780062427632
Published by Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

Raisin loves being the littlest cow in the herd. All the other cows dote on her, and life is grand.

But one day, Raisin’s mother has a new little cow . . . one who is even smaller than Raisin. And suddenly everything changes. Raisin has never liked change, and this one is the worst. Now no one pays attention to her, the new baby smells funny, and even the weather won’t cooperate.

But then, when absolutely everything is going wrong, Raisin discovers a change in herself—one that delights the entire herd. 
Even (and especially!) the new baby.

“Written with empathy, a bit of drama, and touches of humor…offers a reassuring new slant on a timeless story.” —Booklist
“This is a successful book on many levels. The illustrations are appealing, and the characters are full of expression. This title will be helpful to parents who are introducing a new baby into a family and have young ones who might be having a difficult time adjusting to the situation. This story will also be beneficial for helping children who have a hard time dealing with change. VERDICT An appealing read-aloud for one-on-one and small group sharing; ideal for medium to large collections.”
School Library Journal
“… Raisin’s feelings were hurt. She felt left out and was angry. Raisin felt this change in her life was dreadful, or was it? Charming in every way, Raisin the Littlest Cow provides a strong message about misconceptions, adapting to change and growing from both.” 
—Kendal Rautzhan, Reading Eagle



Raisin, the Littlest Cow: Story Hour Kit (PDF)


Litchfield Elem. School District, Litchfield Park, AZ
Maricopa High School, Maricopa, AZ
Astor County Library, Astor, FL
South Portland Public Library, South Portland, ME
Leslie Library, Leslie, MI
Warren Library, Warren, MI
Bethel Elementary School, Sugar Grove, NC
J. H. Gunn Elementary School, Charlotte, NC
Celina Primary School, Celina, OH
Calvert Catholic Elementary, Tiffin, OH
Hanahan Elementary, Hanahan, SC
Pickens County Library System, Easley, SC
Walker Gamble Elementary, New Zion, SC
Fairview Elementary School, Maryville, TN
Hilltop Elementary Library, Argyle, TX
Kenton County Public Library, Erlanger, KY
Lake Pointe Elementary, Austin, TX
Abingdon Elementary School Library, Abingdon, VA
Auburn Elementary School, Riner, VA
Tye River Elementary School, Arrington, VA


  1. Change is hard for many! This books sounds really cute. Looking forward to reading it.

    • It is a laugh out loud charmer while still representing genuine feelings of loneliness.

  2. This looks and sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Yay! We won a copy! Thank you so very much! I can’t wait!

    • And…it will be signed by the author and illustrator!!

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