Minnie and Moo are back in two new tales, the latest in the series that the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books called "the cream of the beginning-reader crop."
Moo longs for the days of heroes, the days of the derring-do of good-deed doers. As Juanita del Zorro del Moo and Dolores del Zorro del Minnie, our heroes roam the farm armed with an aerosol can of Zorro musk and a barbecue skewer, attempting to rescue the downtrodden. Can they free the chickens from the oppression of the rooster? Can they free the farmer's long underwear from being hung on the clothesline? Can they mind their own business? Of course not...they're Minnie and Moo.
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When Moo, after reading about literary heroes, decides that the world needs more good guys, she and Minnie become Juanita del Zorro del Moo and Dolores del Zorro del Minnie, dedicated to saving the world from the bad guys. Aided by a lipstick-tipped sword and the legendary Musk of Zorro, their quixotic adventures never turn out the way they think they do. This is a fun read which alludes to the tradition of masked hero tales gone awry. The reading level is right in the middle of the easy reader spectrum, with a maximum of about ten lines per page, but still using a very simple vocabulary. However, the artwork isn't terrific, and there is too little white space at the bottom of the page for beginning readers. There are also some allusions, such as to the beginning of "The Three Musketeers", which will go over the heads of the intended audience. Recommended for first through second grades.
These cows are hilarious! Great reading for the children.