Click to read the pages. I’m writing and illustrating a picture book to bring to a conference in New York City next January. The Red Cow is a children’s book about Adam’s quest to rescue his family cow. When Mamo gets swept away in a flood, Adam must rely on his new friend, a schoolboy who comes from a different culture. The two boys and a helpful parent work together to save Mamo. This story combines realism and fantasy to show a child’s seamless grasp of the natural world and technology.