FRIDAY BOOK SHARING!
MOOOOOOO! Well, if you follow Sharon Creech’s books (and you should) then you’ve probably already read Love That Dog and Hate that Cat (the Jack books). So when I heard that her upcoming book was titled Moo, I thought, well of course, dog, cat and now a cow. Moo is the story of Reena, a twelve year old girl and her younger brother Luke. Their family moves to rural Maine, leaving the city behind and venturing into a new life. Reena expects to spend time picking blueberries, but instead her parents volunteer Reena and Luke to help their neighbor, Mrs. Falala, with her animals. Reena and Luke aren’t thrilled with this prospect, but surprise themselves with how they become attached to the animals and their new community. Reena becomes attached to Zora, the stubborn, rather ornery, yet very special cow — LOVE ZORA!!!!! Reena and Zora’s stories are intertwined with the stories of Luke, Mrs. Falala, and Reena’s parents, whose lives all change in unexpected ways. Creech tells the story through both prose and poetry, with beautiful language and imagery. Somehow it feels right to say that the story is poetry through and through. True to Creech’s other books, readers will find a story with depth, that speaks to the importance of kindness, discovering important bonds in unexpected places, and the power of love. Young readers will love Reena’s and Zora’s story! Enjoy – and MOOOOOOO!