Little Conner was born on the third day of June to a proud mama cow one warm afternoon. His mom gently cleaned him, as a good mother would, then he wiggled and wobbled, until finally he stood.
She gave him soft kisses on his velvety head, then faintly he mooed; Conner now needed to be fed. He found mama’s milk; it was pleasingly sweet. When his tummy was full, he took a nap at her feet.
But his dreams were cut short by the cries of another; someone was taking a calf from his mother! Conner stayed silent as he cowered in fear; he looked up at his mom as the human drew near.
It was then that he noticed that his mama looked sad. He was very confused, but he knew this was bad. Although he attempted to blend in with the hay, the man spotted Conner and whisked him away....
What will courageous Conner do now? Can he get back to the mother he holds dear?
Find out in this lyrical, rhyming story from author Heather Leughmyer, part of her Kindness to Animals series. Perfect for ages six and up and excellent for both humane education and library and family story time.