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Minnie and Moo : will you be my Valentine?



1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series title(s):
Minnie and Moo dress up like two Cupids and deliver Valentine's Day poems to everyone on the farm.
Reading Level:
Elementary Grade.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 2.5.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.5 0.5 65666.

AR 2.5 0.5.


Call Number

On Order



It's Valentine's Day and love is everywhere--or at least there will be if Minnie and Moo have anything to do with it. Donning pink costumes and armed with arrows and bows, the intrepid duo sets out to share the joy of this special day with everyone. Full-color illustrations.

Reviews 5

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 3-Denys Cazet's bouncing bovines are back again with another madcap idea (HarperCollins, 2002), long on originality and short on execution! Love is in the air and Moo, after creating a poem dedicated to (what else?) cream puffs, is determined to spread the joy while the moooose is upon her. The cows dress in pink tutus and, with a quiver full of Moo's romantic missives, they set out. The poems are remarkably bad, and things will only get verse as they shoot love's arrows around the farm, with unexpected (only to those who've never read a Minnie and Moo story) results. The book is read by Barbara Caruso, who keeps it nicely paced and creates individual voices for each character. While not exclusively for Valentine's Day, this read-along would be especially well-received at that time. It would also work out nicely for poetry units, showing young poets how an idea can be milked to the extreme. All in all, very amooosing!-Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Familiar faces make a special Valentine's Day appearance. The bovine pals become barnyard Cupids, penning love poems for friends and delivering them, surreptitiously, via bow and arrow in Minnie and Moo: Will You Be My Valentine? by Denys Cazet, the 10th Minnie and Moo title and part of the I Can Read Books series. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Horn Book Review

(Primary) It's Valentine's Day on the farm, and Minnie and Moo, to satisfy their by now well-known need for drama and action, dress up in cupid costumes generously proportioned to fit their ample bodies and decide to compose ""love poems for the needy."" They attach the poems to small arrows and deliver them the old-fashioned way-shot through the air with a bow. The poems both advance the plot and, through the clues the rhymes provide, help beginning readers to decode the text. Although love is in the air, it needs to find the right target, a little detail Minnie and Moo overlook when they send the farmer's wife a poem intended for the turkeys ("" I love the way you wobble / when you waddle"") and the farmer a ditty written expressly for the goats. Clearly it's the thought that counts, though, as the farmer and his wife head quickly toward the house, presumably to make hay-well, it says ""iced tea""-while the sun shines. Outrageous and silly, this series insists on taking nothing seriously, except the unobtrusive aids (simplified vocabulary; spot on, zany illustrations; clever language; and a fast-moving plot) it provides beginning readers. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

Kirkus Review

Minnie and Moo, those marvelous big-nostrilled cows, continue their side-splitting trip through the holidays (Minnie and Moo: The Night Before Christmas, p. 1617, etc.). It's Valentine's Day and Moo is writing poems. Her first creation, "Ode to the Cream Puff," brings tears to Minnie's eyes, because "poems about food always make me weep." When the bovine heroines see their fellow animals fighting, they decide that everyone needs some of their love poems. They dress up in fetching tutus and wings, grab their bows and rubber arrows, and proceed to send their "love poems" to their farm friends. The poems, which range from very funny to downright wipe-your-eyes hilarious, will tickle even the most resistant funny bone. Imagine young faces when they hear or read "keener" rhymed with "wiener." Then the poems get mixed up; the turkey poem, "Dear Turkey Legs," is sent to the farmer's wife, the goat poem is sent to the farmer, and love threatens to be thwarted. Cazet's comical over-the-top watercolors elevate this joyful, rollicking story of love and friendship and offer wonderful facial expressions to punctuate the humor. The farmer's wife takes her shot: "Cows don't write poems," she tells her husband. Young readers will know better, especially if they have read Click, Clack, Moo. Keep 'em moooving, Minnie and Moo. (Easy reader. 4-8)

Booklist Review

PreS^-Gr. 2. This I Can Read book reintroduces those two silly cows, Minnie and Moo, this time on a Valentine's Day mission to spread love and cheer. Naturally, things don't go quite as planned. After writing a Valentine's Day poem for Minnie, Moo decides that she would like to write love poems for everyone in the barnyard. Soon, the cows are using a bow and arrow and shooting notes everywhere, some suitable, some not. When the farmer's wife gets a poem meant for the turkey ("I love the way you wobble when you waddle . . . ") and her husband gets one for the "old goat," hard feelings briefly ensue. The pictures aren't as well executed here as they were in previous books, and though this has some very funny moments, it's a little convoluted in spots, especially for new readers. But Minnie and Moo remain a jaunty duo that still elicits giggles at a glance. Ilene Cooper