About the Book

From chasing mourning doves across shafts of sunlight to swinging from a rope into a featherbed of hay to playing hide-and-seek between the cows, this is a book filled with the special pleasures of a country child and with the special love for Daddy known to every child.

This book is so close to my heart that for a long time whenever I read it to school classes, my voice would crack at the end. This is a story about love between a father and his daughter. And, it won a Minnesota Book Award.

Storytime Guide

Even the very youngest children are fascinated by Bessie the Brown Cow, Maryann, and Daddy Played Music for the Cows.   Maryann made a new friend at the Minnesota Children's Museum when she helped to launch the Minnesota Storytime program. Bessie the Brown Cow is a beautiful cow—she received almost as many hugs as Maryann did!
Daddy Played Music for the Cows
written by Maryann Weidt
illustrated by Henri Sorensen
Windward Publishing
Storytime Guide
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