Review: Cows Can’t Jump by Dave Reisman, Illustrated by Jason A. Maas

Book: Cows Can’t Jump

Author: Dave Reisman

Illustrator: Jason A. Maas

Publisher: Jumping Cow Press

ISBN: 978-0-9801433-1-7

Pages/Price: 44 pages/$11.99 (board book) $7.99 (soft cover)

Category: Children’s Board Book

About Cows Can’t Jump by Dave Reisman


cows can’t jump, gorillas can’t swim and sloths can’t leap? Yes, but discover what these and other animals can do, as they swing, scamper and glide through Cows Can’t Jump! In this humorous and inspirational adventure, animals focus on what they do best, comfortably aware they can’t do everything, but proud of their own special skills. Vibrantly illustrated, Cows Can’t Jump will help young readers learn diverse and dynamic words, while absorbing a subtle yet powerful message that builds self-esteem and teaches respect and humility.


Our Thoughts on Cows Can’t Jump by Dave Reisman

I think Lulu (my 7 year old) and I enjoyed it more than Coco (my 5 year old) did, although she really liked it too. Between the rhyming, the positive messages, and the really funny illustrations, you just can’t go wrong with this book. For Lulu, I think she liked reading it and figuring out the harder words by looking at the pictures. I just think it’s the cutest book ever! It’s so entertaining! The books provides a positive message to kids that, although they may not be able to do something someone can do, they can do something another person cannot do – just like the animals described in the book.

I really like the book the book is laid out – by starting with what the animals can’t do which is really something no ones expects them to do in the first place, it really focuses on the uniqueness of what they can do, which comes after the negative statement. From start to finish Cows Can’t Jump is engaging, fun, silly, and just completely delightful. I don’t think I’ve ever rated a book I’ve reviewed, but this one gets a full 5 stars out of 5.

Disclosure: We received signed copies of this book to facilitate our review. The opinions expressed above are our own. This book rocks!

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  1. Aaw, this looks like a cute book!