While showing her timid gal pals the wonders of the woods, brave Nadine the cow discovers that she is not entirely fearless.
Booklist: "An udderly far-fetched story, this picture book stars intrepid bovine Nadine: “There was nothing she feared—so she claimed, anyhow.” Esbaum uses appealing rhythms and rhymes to tell of Nadine’s attempt to impress her friends Starla and Annette by entering the scary woods. “Her milk nearly curdled. / Doubt prickled her skin. / But what choice did she have? / Nadine gulped and stepped in.” She manages to reach the top of the tallest tree (by standing on her friends) and, once there, shouts out the title. But after her pals wander away, Nadine’s fright mounts as she worries about bears and feels a tickle on her rump that sends her, after a page turn or two, flying off a cliff. She then rescues her lost friends and is feted as a hero with a cake made of hay. Gordon’s illustrations, made from watercolors, crayons, pencils, and collage, are a combination of the refined and the scribble-scrabble. They make for a funny mix, just like Esbaum’s Nadine."