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Minnie and Moo go dancing
Cazet, Denys.
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Publication Information:
[Pine Plains, N.Y.] : Live Oak Media, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 audiocassette : analog + 1 book (1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm)
Reading Level:
150 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 32165.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 22766 Guided reading level: L.

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Sound Cassette

Sound Recording


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Once again, Moo is thinking: "I wish for a nice pair of thumbs." This simple yet far-fetched longing leads the two bovine friends amusingly to the magic of frilly dresses, hair color, eye shadow--and dancing. At the farmer's house they, in their party togs, are mistaken for Opal and Ruby, the farmer's twin sisters from California. "You gals sure know how to hoof it!" says on e of their human dance partners. But when hamburgers are served, Moo and Minnie are struck suddenly by their own connection to beef. "We could be next on the grill," says Minnie. "Run for it!"

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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2. Minnie and Moo are cows who keep getting ideas. In Moon, Moo decides she'd like to drive the tractor. "Oh, Moo, Moo, have you been thinking again?" Minnie asks. Well, as Moo says, it's only a small think, but it leads to big adventure as the duo get behind the wheel, drive each other crazy, and wind up (they think) on the moon. In Dancing, Moo wishes to dance. So the duo find some prom dresses, wigs, and makeup, and go to a party. Of course, things don't work out quite as expected. They're afraid a platter of hamburgers might be some friends, the Holsteins, and then they see ghosts. Although these are cleverer than most easy readers, kids may not get every humorous aside. That's okay because there is enough pure silliness to keep them giggling. Cazet knows how to milk the humor in his terrific artwork, too. Moo and Minnie dressed in their prom gear will make kids say, "Holy Cow!" --Ilene Cooper

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Minnie and Moo are two enterprising cows who get into scrapes trying to engage in human activities such as dressing up and dancing at a party and driving a tractor. Cazet's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations perfectly capture the comical atmosphere of the stories, but the texts are not geared to the intended audience. Much of the tongue-in-cheek humor will be lost on newly independent readers and in some places the sly jokes seem inappropriately sophisticated. In Dancing, two farmers at a party yell "YA-HOO!" when Minnie takes off her girdle, and again when they find other articles of discarded clothing. Cazet has written many popular picture books in which his texts suit the intended audience and flow naturally. Unfortunately, in these easy readers, this balance is lost.-Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.