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Title:
Minnie and Moo : the night before Christmas
Author:
Cazet, Denys.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2002.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
When Minnie and Moo discover that the Farmer has, once again, forgotten where he hid the children's Christmas presents, they use Clement Moore's famous poem as a how-to book and deliver the gifts themselves.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
260 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 65207.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.4 2 Quiz: 34183 Guided reading level: K.
ISBN:
9780066237527

9780066237534
Format :
Book

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Summary

When the farmer forgets where he hid the Christmas presents, only Minnie and Moo know where to find them. Fortunately, Moo has read 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, so she knows exactly what they should do: Dress up like Santa Claus and enlist the help of eight sleigh-pulling chickens and a red-nosed rooster in a scheme to deliver the presents and save Christmas!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

K-Gr. 2. This I Can Read Book from the Minnie and Moo series begins on Christmas Eve. The two cows discover the farmer's stash of presents, hidden for his grandchildren, and decide to deliver them in the traditional manner. With Minnie dressed as Santa, Moo as Mrs. Claus, and the rooster and chickens disguised as reindeer, they take off for the farmhouse. The animals' good intentions are rewarded when the farmers' grandchildren proclaim the evening "the best Christmas ever!" Rewritten verses from Clement Moore's classic poem are interspersed with the sometimes silly but always pleasing story. Cazet's ink drawings, brightened with colorful washes, create strongly narrative and frequently comical scenes. The pictures of chickens with plastic forks tied to their heads as antlers are worth the price of the book all by themselves. Not your traditional Christmas read-aloud, but good holiday fun for beginning readers. Carolyn Phelan.


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this beginning reader, the bovine series heroes consult the Clement Moose "classic," in which the farmer forgets where he's hidden his grandchildren's presents. Ages 4-8. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-When the farmer forgets where he hid the Christmas presents for his grandchildren, the creative bovine duo steps in to save the day. They transform themselves into Santa and Mrs. Claus and load up a wheelbarrow drawn by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rooster. Eight chickens with plastic forks tied to their heads follow and hilarity ensues in this delightful spoof of Clement C. Moore's classic poem by Denys Cazet. This unabridged reading is accompanied by festive music and some sound effects that enhance the story. Track 1 includes page-turning signals, while track 2 is read uninterrupted. Narrator Barbara Caruso is superb, and fans of Minnie and Moo will be delighted by this format. School and public libraries will find this a popular addition to their book-and-tape collections.-Shauna Yusko, St. Monica School, Mercer Island, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.