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Minnie and Moo save the earth

Publication Information:
[New York] : Live Oak Media, cp2000.
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 bk. (48 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm)
General Note:
Compact disc.
While relaxing in the farmer's hot tub, two cow friends unknowingly thwart an alien invasion and save the planet.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 36431.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.1 2 Quiz: 25403 Guided reading level: K.
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"Look at those stars, Minnie," Moo says, wondering. "We can't be the only intelligent life in the universe." Lolling after hours in the farmer's hot tub, Minnie and Moo hardly suspect that aliens are landing just one hill to the west. We see the mite-sized, bug-eyed enemy in alternate chapters, peering through their snooper scope, revving themselves up for an invasion. They mistake the cows for giants, their horns for newfangled weapons, the steaming hot tub for a spaceship moments from liftoff. Minnie and Moo mistake the invaders are mosquitoes, and a hilarious battle ensues -- with an earth-saving flyswatter.

Reviews 2

Horn Book Review

In [cf2]Paris[cf1], cows Minnie and Moo go traveling and mistake various local sights for Africa, Paris, and China. In [cf2]Earth[cf1], when some large bugs attack, they fight back mercilessly with a flyswatter, unaware that they're actually exterminating space invaders. While [cf2]Paris[cf1] ends a bit abruptly, both books, including the lively watercolor and pencil illustrations, are refreshingly wacky. From HORN BOOK Spring 2000, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-2. Minnie and Moo, those irrepressible cows, appear in two new adventures. In Paris, Moo decides she wants to explore new places. So Moo and reluctant Minnie commandeer a tour bus that takes them, among other places, to China, Paris, and a safari park. The cows think they are in Africa and bring the animals back to the farm, where the farmer has lost his glasses and doesn't know what he's milking. Kids will have to know what the Eiffel Tower looks like in order to get the joke when the duo mistakes an oil well for the tower in Paris. In Save the Earth, the bovines are in their own backyard when space men descend. Fortunately, the aliens are only as big as gnats, and Minnie and Moo squash 'em. Although not as sharply clever as the previous books in the series, these entries will elicit laughs from new readers. The pencil-and-watercolor pictures are handily executed but are sometimes too small to really extend the text. Kids who like the misunderstandings of the Amelia Bedelia books will also like what goes on here. --Ilene Cooper