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Scholastic Book Club Selection

Texas Library Association 2013 2x2 Reading List


One of HarperCollins 11 Essential Books for Newborns


Cindy Moo


Written by Lori Mortensen

Illustrated by Jeff Mack

Published by HarperCollins, May 2012

One night on the farm, the cows overhear a fantastic tale. "Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon!"

Inspired by this classic rhyme, a plucky cow named Cindy Moo sets out to prove that cows really can leap over the moon. The other cows laugh, but that doesn't stop Cindy Moo from trying night after night. Could a cow really jump over hte moon? This delightfully silly picture book will have readers of all ages cheering for its determined heroine.

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"[This book] . . . stands out for its clever heroine who just won't give up."—Kirkus Reviews

​"As fresh as newly churned butter, this takeoff on "Hey Diddle Diddle" is mighty clever. . . Mo(ooo)ve aside your other cow tales, because this lovable bovine really does take off."—Booklist

​"A determined cow thinks outside the box to prove that she can jump over the moon in this bouncy barnyard rhyme . . . Underneath its silliness, Mortensen's energetic verse offers readers a can-do message about finding different ways of looking at a challenge."—Publishers Weekly