Moo by Sharon Creech

May 15th, 2017 by

moo-sharon-creechSubmitted by Tegan, Age 11 from Connecticut

Rating: ★★★★½

It sounds like a really good book

Moo by Sharon Creech: Book Review

April 30th, 2017 by

moo-sharon-creech April is National Poetry Month, so I decided to read Moo by Sharon Creech. I was all patting myself on the back, like: “Great poetry book pick, Karen!” But lo and behold — I soon realized it’s not actually a poetry book! Some of it is in poetry, but some of it is in prose. It’s kind of a combo novel.

Well, once I got over the shock, I realized that it didn’t matter. It didn’t feel jarring at all to move between poetic verse and paragraphs of prose. In fact, I found that I really enjoyed the unique approach.

In a way, my experience as I discovered Moo is kind of like Reena’s experience in the book. When she first meets Mrs. Falala, she thinks the old lady is super crabby and horrible — but then Reena realizes there’s more to her neighbor than she initially thought.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Maybe I should tell you who Reena and Mrs. Falala are: Reena is the narrator in Moo. She and her family have just left behind big-city life and moved to Maine. Mrs. Falala is their new neighbor — and in a way, she becomes Reena’s boss. That’s because Reena’s parents volunteer Reena and her younger brother to help out Mrs. Falala on the farm. As you can imagine, scooping cow dung is NOT glamorous work. Plus, Mrs. Falala is not particularly friendly. So Reena is not at all pleased with the situation.

But over time, Reena’s feelings start to change. She starts to feel more comfortable on the farm with Zora the cow, Paulie the pig, China the cat, and Edna the snake. Not to mention Mrs. Falala! But there are still challenges, especially for a former city slicker like Reena, and I enjoyed reading about her adventures trying to wrangle Zora and settle into her new life.

I highly recommend this book to fans of Sharon Creech’s other books, like Love That DogGranny Torrelli Makes Soup, and Walk Two Moons.

And since Moo is about a kid finding her way in a new place over the summer, it’s also a great pick if you enjoy stories about people trying out new things during their summer breaks, like Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord and Ten Good and Bad Things About My Life (So Far) by Ann M. Martin.

Not sure you’re ready to spend time with a grumpy cow like Zora? You can check out an excerpt of the book on the author’s website!

— Karen

Like Reena at the start of the book, Karen is most definitely a city girl who prefers to be indoors. Maybe spending time with Zora would change that?

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Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

January 9th, 2016 by

LoveThatDog-SharonCreechSubmitted by Paige, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was a great book. This book is a great poetry book. I totally recommend reading this book and, this book has some challenging words but it is great.😀😀😀

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

December 1st, 2015 by

LoveThatDog-SharonCreechSubmitted by Paige, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is a awesome poetry book it doesn’t seem like a poem but it is a very good book. I loved this book is was the best poetry book I have ever read . You should totally read this book! 😊

Love that Dog by Sharon Creech

November 29th, 2015 by

LoveThatDog-SharonCreechSubmitted by Paige, Age 11 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book is a great book . I love This book. This book is a poetry book! You should totally read this book.

The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech

October 1st, 2015 by

the-boy-on-the-porchAlexa, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★★

This book was awesome! The book is about this boy that got lost and ended up on these peoples porch and they take care of him,he cant explain why hes there because he cant talk. One day the boys dad comes to get him,read to find out what happens. I recommend this book for anyone.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

October 3rd, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by Nancy, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★½

It starts out happy them gets sadder.

Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

June 12th, 2014 by

hate-that-catSubmitted by Austin, Age 12 from New York

Rating: ★★★★☆

this is a story of jack words sounds teacher and a cat.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

March 28th, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by justin, Age 10 from Rhode Island

Rating: ★★★★★

Pheobe and Sals mom leave and only one comes back.My favorite part is that Pheobe’s teacher is related to Mrs.cadaver.You will love this book i did.Its amazing.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

March 27th, 2014 by

Walk_Two_Moons_Sharon-CreechSubmitted by Fredrick, Age 11 from Michigan

Rating: ★★★★★

Awesome book!!

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