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Review: Moo

September 23, 2016

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When Reena’s parents lose their jobs they decide a change is in order and move their family from New York City to a small town in Maine.  Reena and her brother Luke adjust to their new lives fairly quickly.  They’re not too happy when their mother volunteers them to help Mrs. Falala, a grouchy widow who lives nearby.  Mrs. Falala has lots of animals and lots of work for the kids to do.  They fall into a rhythm, though, and find themselves enjoying their time at her farm.  Luke is teaching Mrs. Falala to draw and Reena is focusing on her cow Zora – preparing to enter her in the fair.

Moo by Sharon Creech is a sweet book about the power of kindess that is aimed at middle grade readers but could teach us all a thing or two.  With a combination of great characters and a great storyline, this gem of a book is sure to become a classic.

What makes this book really exceptional, is the way it’s told, though.  Creech combines standard prose with verse and the two together tell a powerful story.  Moo is engaging, smart, and funny and will hold broad appeal to middle grade readers on up.  You won’t want to miss this gem of a book.

Ikid konnection new will link this up to Booking Mama’s Saturday feature, Kid Konnection. If you’d like to participate in Kid Konnection and share a post about anything related to children’s books (picture, middle grade, or young adult) from the past week, leave a comment as well as a link on her site.

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. September 23, 2016 5:24 am

    This does sound like a book with lessons for all ages!

  2. September 23, 2016 9:30 am

    A good book is a good book, regardless of the age of the targeted audience. This is obviously a good example of that.

  3. September 23, 2016 12:45 pm

    Sounds good, and I agree, a book is good or not no matter what the target age group is.

  4. September 23, 2016 12:50 pm

    Love the cover and the title! I have seen this book around in a few blogs and it does sound very charming.

  5. September 23, 2016 1:22 pm

    This book sounds wonderful, Kathy! I may need to feature it on my cow blog, http://lavacheinteressante.blogspot.com/.

  6. September 23, 2016 7:56 pm

    I may have to add this one to my bookshelf!

  7. September 24, 2016 1:26 am

    can never go wrong with sharon creech!

  8. Beth F permalink
    September 24, 2016 7:21 am

    I loved this one!

  9. September 24, 2016 2:43 pm

    I think we all need a little kindness these days.

  10. September 26, 2016 10:55 pm

    Looks like good one for our library!

  11. bookingmama permalink
    September 27, 2016 10:20 am

    This one looks terrific. Sharon Creech is a special MG author!

  12. September 29, 2016 8:01 am

    I enjoyed Sharon Creech’s, Walk Two Moons, so I know I love her prose. The topic of this middle grade novel is in my sweet spot, so I will be sure to pick up a copy when I return home 🙂

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