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The Cow Tripped Over the Moon

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About the Story

Hey diddle diddle
You all know the riddle,
A cow jumps over the moon…
We all know the cow that jumped over the moon... But did you know the story behind the brave bovine? Cow is determined to jump over the moon. But it seems the harder she tries, the harder she falls! With the support of her friends the cat, the fiddle, the dish, the spoon and the little dog, will Cow finally make that fateful leap? With themes of friendship and perseverance, this is the classic nursery rhyme, just not as you imagined it!

Written hilariously by author Tony Wilson, accompanied by delightful illustrations from Laura Wood, and read by the one and only Eddie Perfect... The Cow Tripped Over the Moon will have both children and adults in stitches.

Chosen by ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) as their 17th National Simultaneous Storytime book in 2017.


*captions available.
*included in the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge K-2 list
*included in the VIC Premier's Reading Challenge EC-2 list.
*included in the QLD Premier's Reading Challenge Early Childhood list.


Story Details



Animal Stories, Courage, Friendship, Humour, National Simultaneous Storytime, NSW PRC, QLD PRC, S.T.E.M., VIC PRC

Suitable for

Preschool (3-5yrs), Lower Primary (5-8yrs), Middle Primary (8-10yrs)



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