Where's My Cow?, Hardback Book
4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)


At six o'clock every day, without fail, with no excuses, Sam Vimes must go home to read Where's My Cow?, with all the right farmyard noises, to his little boy.

There are some things you have to do.It is the most loved and chewed book in the world.

But his father wonders why it is full of moo-cows and baa-lambs when Young Sam will only ever see them cooked on a plate.

He can think of a more useful book for a boy who lives in a city.

So Sam Vimes starts adapting the story. A story with streets, not fields. A book with rogues and villains. A book about the place where he'll grow up.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, Full colour throughout
  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780385609371



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This is to accompany Thud! and in it's own right is a wonderfully funny, almost children's tale as told by Vimes to his child. It starts off as a story about someone who had lost his cow, half way through vimes thinks "why is young Sam's nursery full of farmyard animals anyway? Why are his books full of moo-cows and baa-lambs? He's growing up in a city. He will only seem them on a plate! They go sizzle!"I can think of a more useful book. A book with streets in it, not fields. A book about the place where he'll grow up."And then several staple characters show up.I laughed until I nearly cried.The illustrations are wonderful and quite apt.

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A parody of a child's picture book. Very funny

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one of the best spin off products from discwold series, it's a lovely sweet read

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Sublime and a great children's book to boot.

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I think I'm regretting giving this away. I have no idea if it has appeal for folks who aren't fans of Discworld, or even for children, but I spent serious time with it and yet want to again. So many jokes in all the pictures, but lots of heart, too.