Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Children's Book Week: Moo by Sharon Creech

Children's Book Week

Read for: TBR/ Middle Grade March

Synopsis: "Fans of Newbery Medal winner Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog and Hate That Cat will love her newest tween novel, Moo. This uplifting tale reminds us that if we’re open to new experiences, life is full of surprises. Following one family’s momentous move from the city to rural Maine, an unexpected bond develops between twelve-year-old Reena and one very ornery cow.

When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn’t know what to expect. She’s ready for beaches, blueberries, and all the lobster she can eat. Instead, her parents “volunteer” Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named Edna—and that stubborn cow, Zora.

This heartwarming story, told in a blend of poetry and prose, reveals the bonds that emerge when we let others into our lives."

My Review: I am just going to start this by saying, I adore Sharon Creech's books! This one in particular I loved. It is such a heart warming story with some told in prose and other parts with unique poetry. As a person who grew up in a country setting, raising livestock for fairs, but now I live in a more urban setting with a son who has never had those experiences, this book is something I could see happening in our future. I love the way the characters grew and developed throughout the story. This was such a fun book to read, and an example of why I love reading Middle Grade books as an adult!

My Rating: I love Sharon Creech's writing, and this one was a bit nostalgic for me too. I loved reading this one and hope that Munchkin will enjoy it as well.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

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