Saturday, February 18, 2012

Children's Book Review: Chilly Milly Moo

Chilly Milly Moo

Chilly Milly Moo
Written by:  Fiona Ross
Published by: Candlewich Press, 2011
32 pages

Milly Moo wants only one thing: to churn out the finest, tastiest, creamiest milk around. But there’s just one problem. She’s always too hot! While all the other cows snicker and bask in the sun, Milly Moo’s milk bucket keeps coming up empty. Nada! Zilch! Just when she’s sure that the farmer will banish her, Milly Moo wakes to a freezing cold morning. It’s her last chance! Will the icy temperature help her make the special milk product she dreams of? With slyly humorous illustrations and a fun final twist, this treat from Fiona Ross will have children begging for second helpings.

* This is the author Fiona Ross' first picture book.  I liked her use of text in the illustrations (text written on the brick wall, on the floor, etc.).  The illustrations themselves were also cute and colorful in a subdued, pastely way.  I liked the message of the story, that we're all special in our own way.  However, the delivery itself seemed a little lacking. 

Family Rating: So-so.

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