Nadine is a cow who claims to not be afraid of anything. The other cows ask her to prove it. So with a big glup she and the other cows venture into th...moreNadine is a cow who claims to not be afraid of anything. The other cows ask her to prove it. So with a big glup she and the other cows venture into the woods. At first she is scared. Then she realizes that the woods aren’t all that scary. She and the other cows have fun exploring. But when the other cows head home for the night and Nadine decides to explore just one more place (a dark cave) she gets nervous. And now it is dark and she is in the woods all alone. With loads of energy for getting back safe and sound Nadine takes off. And finds her lost cow friends in the process. No other animals suspect that Nadine was ever scared…but they might when the cow friends start up their next scheme–tours of the woods at night, guided by Nadine.
This is a fun book. I like how Nadine shows similar emotions to many kids I know (the whole I’m not scared…but really they are once they stop and think about it emotions). Plus there are fun elements to the illustrations. (I love seeing Nadine and her other cow friends climbing trees or having the “hay” cake sit on a crate with “books” labeled on the side. Just fun details that make me like the book all the more.) The fact that Nadine really was scared and the others didn’t really suspect might go over some kids’ heads. But those that get it will think it funny that this clever bovine was able to fool all the rest of the farm.(less)
For a book that only has two words (plus a few signs), this sure has packed a lot of emotion into those two words! In this particular story a cow is h...moreFor a book that only has two words (plus a few signs), this sure has packed a lot of emotion into those two words! In this particular story a cow is happily “moo”ing when she sees the farmer put a “car for sale” sign on a little red car. The cow is excited to try out the car and takes it for a drive (up and down a lot of hills). Unfortunately the cow crashes the car on top of a policeman’s cruiser. The cow must then walk back to the farm where the farmer is waiting for yet another explanation.
This book reminds me of the book Banana! by Ed Vere where there are so many things that can all be said with the same one word. I love how kids start laughing when they realize that it isn’t what is said…but how it is said. I read this book once to some nieces and nephews. From then on out the kiddos “read” the book themselves and to each other, all the while having fun giving their own take on what way is the right way to say the word “MOO!” This will soon become a classic read aloud for any of my story time crowds.(less)
Cindy Moo is a cow who happened to hear a story about a cow jumping over the moon. She decided that she wanted to jump over the moon as well. All the...moreCindy Moo is a cow who happened to hear a story about a cow jumping over the moon. She decided that she wanted to jump over the moon as well. All the other cows thought she was crazy and were the first to point out that she didn't jump over the moon every time she tried and failed. But Cindy Moo kept trying. Over and over again. Until one day the moon came down to rest in a puddle after it had rained. Then Cindy Moo figured out just how to jump over the moon...and pretty soon all the other cows wanted to jump over the moon as well.
This is a fun story about determination and reaching unreachable goals. Cindy is a cute cow with a pink bow on her head and large cowbell. And even though she is one of the younger cows, she doesn't let a little doubt change the fact that she is going to try (and succeed).(less)
This is a fun tale about a plethora of animals that can't sleep because they've got that "beat!" I love how each of the animals that have the beat use...moreThis is a fun tale about a plethora of animals that can't sleep because they've got that "beat!" I love how each of the animals that have the beat use their particular animal sounds or sounds that animals would realistically make to show the beat. The chicks all "peep," the cat gives a "puuurrrr! mee-ooow!" and sheep give a "tat! tat! tattity-tat-tat!" The beautiful illustrations are by Marc Brown. They are fantastic! I love looking at all the textures and expressions on all of the animals. And the end is such fun. This is one that begs to be read aloud over and over again.(less)