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MOO, COW, MOO! (Babysmart Level 3)

Author: Harriet Ziefert

Illustrator: Santiago Cohen

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Publisher: Penguin Putnam Books for Young Readers,

Material: board book

Summary: Cows of different colors gather to have a parade and MOO! These cows' fun is contagious as you watch them gather together and Moo all at once!

Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 0 to 4; read yourself: 6 to 8

Interest Level: 1 to 3

Age of Child: Started reading with child 19 months old.

Young Reader Reaction: S/He immediately started pointing at the different cows, naming them and shouting at them. S/he clearly enjoyed looking at them and conversing about/with them.

Adult Reader Reaction: This book offers a fun way to teach colors, numbers and emphasize how we're all different.

Pros: An effective tool for teaching colors and numbers, and just plain fun.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy! With such an immediate positive reaction it will get read a lot and is well worth $6.00 S/He keeps coming back to this book, even after several months.


Educational Themes: An opportunity to learn colors and practice counting.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, math, counting

Date(s) Reviewed: September 2003

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