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The Cow Tripped Over the Moon , ,

By Tony Wilson. Illustrated by Laura Wood.

‘Hey diddle diddle, You all know the riddle, A cow jumps over the moon…’ But the moon is very high in the sky. How many attempts will it take before Cow makes her famous high-flying leap?


Books of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast has available this years Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlisted Book of the Year: Early Childhood.

We all know the rhyme:

Hey diddle diddle
The cat and the fiddle
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

What we didn’t know about, until now, was the incredible story behind this event! Our brave Cow didn’t just simply ‘jump the moon’. Oh no! This was an epic tale of training and perseverance …

About the author
 Tony Wilson is an author of books for both children and adults. He’s been on television and radio, loves walks on the beach and hates static electricity.

Available at Books of Buderim – the bookstore that captures your imagination.

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