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Everybody Moos at Cows! Even Matthew McFarland by Lisa Funari-Willever
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Read 2 times. Last read January 4, 2019.

The author, Lisa Funari Willever spoke to my students recently. In her presentation she shared stories from her childhood as examples of how her books came to be. FWIW, she is an excellent author to speak to children. She actually has something interesting to share. Anyhow, this story is a combination of stories from her youth. The boy in the story is modeled after her brother, who never seemed to learn to drop the bread he fed to the geese. Mrs. Willever never liked to go for the Sunday drive with her family, but she always ended up having a good time.

Many years later those tales are spun into the adventures of Matthew McFarland. And lest one wonder, I too moo at cows. :)
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Read this to the class today. They seemed to enjoy it. The rhymes were such that students were able to complete most of them.

It's kind of a zany family story. Like many things, sometimes the best things come from those that we don't initially want to do. ;)
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Reading Progress

April 6, 2008 – Started Reading
April 6, 2008 – Finished Reading
July 7, 2010 – Shelved
July 7, 2010 – Shelved as: fiction
July 7, 2010 – Shelved as: rhyme
July 7, 2010 – Shelved as: family
July 7, 2010 – Shelved as: 3-6
July 7, 2010 – Shelved as: fathers
March 25, 2012 – Shelved as: fritz
June 16, 2012 – Shelved as: own
January 4, 2019 – Started Reading
January 4, 2019 – Finished Reading
January 5, 2019 – Shelved as: classroombookaday
January 5, 2019 – Shelved as: school-library

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