Maryann Weidt
Maryann Weidt author librarian

Daddy Played Music for the Cows

Mama Loved to Worry

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.

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

a few of my favorite cow books

Alsdurf, Phyllis, It’s Milking Time, MN Historical Society Press, 2012

LaRochelle, David, Moo!, Walker Books for Young Readers, 2013

Lichtenheld, Tom, Moo-Moo, I Love You!, Abrams, 2020

Miller, Tim, Moo Moo in a Tutu, Balzer + Bray, 2017

Schwartz, Corey R, Mootilda’s Bad Mood, Little Bee, 2020

Yolen, Jane, Interrupting Cow, Simon Spotlight, 2020

It's Milking Time
Moo-Moo, I Love You!
Moo Moo in a Tutu
Mootilda's Bad Mood
Interrupting Cow
Daddy Played Music for the Cows

written by Maryann Weidt
illustrated by Henri Sorensen
Windward Publishing


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