Minnie And Moo Go To Paris (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)by Denys Cazet
FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Two cow friends, Minnie and Moo, find a bus and try to drive to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower.
Children's Literature - Carolyn Dennette Michaels"A rolling cow gathers no moss" sets the tone for a wish fulfillment journey by two cow friends. Leafing through a magazine with Minnie, Moo thinks of Paris in the spring. An empty bus bearing the sign, "Got a place to go? Get on this bus" is Moo's invitation to get them on board for an intercontinental journey. They find Africa in an African theme park, which supplies friends also eager for new experiences. An oil derrick becomes the Eiffel tower, but Paris disappears and China Wong's Car Wash becomes their trip to China. By Minnie's requisite five o'clock milking, Moo has squeezed the bus into their farmer's garage, hidden their new friends in the barn, and Minnie had met her milking date. Night falls with the group enjoying a storytelling and marshmallow roast on a moon-lit hilltop. Cazet's story includes puns and enough sense for adult read alouders.
School Library JournalGr 1-3-This read-along by Denys Cazet (DK, 2001) features two cows whose misperceptions of reality are used to create broad, slapstick humor for young readers. This time Minnie and Moo take off in a bus for what they think is a world tour, but is really just a jaunt around their neighborhood. They see Africa (a wildlife park), Paris (an electric power tower), and China, (a car wash). Narrator Barbara Caruso attempts to use different voices for the animal and human characters, but is sometimes inconsistent in her intonations and accents. Sound effects of the bus engine, animals in the African park, and other background noises are used. Young readers who are not familiar with the Eiffel Tower in Paris or the Nile may not understand the forced humor of the story plot. The book is a beginning reader, and the short, choppy sentences don't lend themselves to a smooth oral presentation.-Diane Balodis, Alden Intermediate School, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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