Another sweet and funny story from beloved Australian children's author Paul Jennings. When the neighbors have to sell their farm, sensitive young Chris desperately wants to save the cows, even though one of them is pregnant and dad has laid down a firm "no". So Chris sneaks out at night and follows one of the cows, Petal, ending up in a cabbage patch full of green babies! One cabbage baby was enough to handle, but fifty motherless babies all crying at once is just too much. Performer Kate Hosking's delivery is pitch-perfect and very fun, while the imaginative sound effects add sparkle.
When the neighbors are forced to sell the farm, Chris is desperate to own the cows he has been milking. But Chris' Dad cannot cope with the idea! Then, one moonlit night, Chris sneaks out and follows the cow Petal on a wild rampage to...a mob of motherless cabbage patch babies. Will Chris get to keep his cows? Will he be able to look after this new crop of cabbage patch babies? Will their mothers ever come back?
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