The Tale Of City Sue is a really quite cute and charming story which has been commissioned by the Irish dairy company Kerrygold. It's a story about a city cow, Sue, who goes to live with the free-range country cows and discovers a whole new way of life. At first she's a bit scared of some of the crazy things they do - like eat grass - but she soon realises it's actually a pretty good way to be.
The Tale Of City Sue is actually a little deeper and more intelligent than children might realise, and it points out all of the differences between free-range and indoor factory farmed animals. We're very lucky that the majority of our large UK livestock does live outdoors, and it's something we here at The Brick Castle feel very strongly about.
The Tale Of City Sue is by Jeanne Willis and Dermot Flynn. Written in rhyming couplets and accompanied by some great and really colourful illustrations, it is unusual and a bit off-the-wall. Kerrygold sent us a copy to read, and my 5 and 6 year old boys really enjoyed it.
By the end of the story City Sue has become used to the completely different way of life as a meadow cow, and is embracing life eating real grass and dancing in the rain. She sees the benefits, and as Kerrygold point out, the benefits are not only quality of life for the animals, better living is also evident in the taste of the butter.
You can find out more about The Tale Of City Sue on the Kerrygold website, where you can also download the 26 page book as a PDF.
If PDF's aren't your thing then Kerrygold have offered 10 copies of The Tale Of City Sue book for my readers. To enter the giveaway please use the Gleam form below. The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 16th August, UK entries only.
The Tale Of City Sue Children's Book