Thursday, April 16, 2015

#Review: Moonstruck:The True Story of the Cow That Jumped Over the Moon by Gennifer Choldenko #atozchallenge



Summary:
The horse seriously doubts that the cow will ever be able to jump over the Moon but offers respect and admiration when the determined bovine accomplishes that feat.

My review:
The summary for this book does not even measure up to the hilarity of the book itself. The book is told from the viewpoint of a horse. This horse thinks Mother Goose did not give the cow enough credit when she wrote the tale.

You see according to the horse, who happens to be coach and captain of a team  who all jump the moon every night. This cow hangs around and thus learns to jump too even though the horses see it as impossible.

Even though I know the fairy tale well, it was fun to read this book as an expanded version of the tale. It was hilarious to see the cow practice but eventually make the team and thus jump the moon with a flair that no other could have.

Kids will enjoy the mostly brown, white and blue pictures with funny character drawings that enhance the book. Kids will find the whole thing absurd but also get the idea that persistence and hard work pay off over time.

This book gets 5 stars from me as it is truly...mooooving!

Disclosure: I purchased this book or my own collections. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ from yours. ~Naila Moon

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3 comments:

  1. It sounds like a sweet story. My kids are too old for this book now, but I used to love reading to them at bedtime. Thanks for visiting my blog

    Annalisa, writing A-Z vignettes, at Wake Up, Eat, Write, Sleep

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  2. I love stories that parody nursery rhymes and stories - and this sounds purrrfect (I am assuming the cat makes an appearance too ;-) )

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  3. I love stories that parody nursery rhymes and stories - and this sounds purrrfect (I am assuming the cat makes an appearance too ;-) )

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