"The Year That It Rained Cows" is book two of the Grubtown Tales series that seems to be picking up steam. The first book, "Stinking Rich and Just Plain Stinky" has been short listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2009. The category it has been selected for is The Funniest Book for Children Aged 7-14. Cool!
In book two, the inhabitants of Grubtown are startled by cows falling from nowhere. But they must be coming from somewhere! Jilly, Mango and Chief of Police Grabby Hanson try to get to the bottom of this mystery before more luckless Grubtownies are squashed under falling bovine.
When the first cow falls on Limbo Goulash, Police Chief Grabby Hanson and Constable Gelatine - emerging from The Rusty Dolphin tavern - snap into action.
"... and there, sticking up from the roof of his beloved Music Shack was... a cow"