The Cow on the Roof

The Cow on the Roof


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Every day Shon goes out to plough the fields, while his wife Sian works at home in the farmyard. Shon feels he does all the work, so his wife suggests they swap work for the day. Shon looks forward to an easy time of it, with very little to do, but he is in for a surprise... This well-known European folk tale carries a message for us all: count your blessings, and stick to what you do best!

Title:The Cow on the Roof
Edition Language:English
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    The Cow on the Roof Reviews

  • Alice Bennett

    A humorous story about a husband who thinks his wife has such an easy life and asks to swap roles with her. He soon realises that she does a lot more than he imagined. Great for talking about families...

  • Nadine in NY Jones

    Another charmer. Husband Shon thinks wife Sian's got it easy, so they trade places, and things don't go so well for Shon. Things go horribly wrong, but yet they never lose their cool, they just calmly...

  • Melissa Buck

    A charming story about a husband who thinks he's got it hard compared to his wife's day on the farm, little does he know however, that her day is just as difficult when they decide to swap roles for a...

  • Denise Fitzgerald

    Shon and Sian are husband and wife living in the countryside on a farm.Shon is a farmer and feels that his wife, Sian, does not work as hard as him on a daily basis.Roles are reversed on this one day ...

  • CalamityMane

    Think your job is the hardest? Walk a day in someone else's shoes and you'll see that everyone's road has its own difficulties.At least, I think that's the moral of this tale, because, it seems, Sian ...

  • Buzybee7777

    Cute book about men's and women's roles and how the grass is not always greener on the other side. It made me think though of how he could have gotten it all together IF he only had a schedule. It rem...

  • Samantha Penrose

    Read this book!!!The illustrations are cute, and the story rings true.....acceptable for kids, a must read for couples!The husband in this story thinks that he works much harder than his wife and it i...

  • Cami

    Very, very cute picture book about a husband and wife who switch their daily chores when the husband thinks he's doing all hard work in the family.My boys thought it was hilarious....

  • Erin

    Everyone enjoys this book. Got it from the library here in Ireland but plan on buying it. It's really funny....

  • Christine Turner

    Sian goes to the field to work and Shon stays home to do her work and they both learn that they should stick to doing what they do