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Minnie and Moo Go Dancing (Minnie and Moo (DK Hardcover)) Hardcover – September 7, 1998


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From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-Minnie and Moo are two enterprising cows who get into scrapes trying to engage in human activities such as dressing up and dancing at a party and driving a tractor. Cazet's pencil-and-watercolor illustrations perfectly capture the comical atmosphere of the stories, but the texts are not geared to the intended audience. Much of the tongue-in-cheek humor will be lost on newly independent readers and in some places the sly jokes seem inappropriately sophisticated. In Dancing, two farmers at a party yell "YA-HOO!" when Minnie takes off her girdle, and again when they find other articles of discarded clothing. Cazet has written many popular picture books in which his texts suit the intended audience and flow naturally. Unfortunately, in these easy readers, this balance is lost.
Diane Janoff, Queens Borough Public Library, NY
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

paper 0-7894-2536-4 In Cazet's saga of two bovines, Minnie and Moo are enjoying a sunset when sounds of a dance at the farmer's home drift up to them. Minnie, the sharp one, suggests to Moo, the dim one, that they attend. They rifle through an old trunk in the barn for dresses, deodorant, hair coloring, and a girdle for Minnie. They appear at the dance, are mistaken by the farmer's wife for her husband's twin sisters, are introduced to a couple of country boys, and get down to business. The two couples retire to the food table and start eating until Minnie realizes they are snacking on hamburgersvery likely the Holsteins that had gone missing earlier in the evening; ``I'm sorry, Madge,'' Moo said. ``I didn't know it was you.'' They beat a hasty retreat, give the hamburgers a proper burial, and leave readers with much to chew overfor starters, cannibalism and a strip teasebut it's presented in a winning format, with so much humor and dash, that the proper response is to not take it seriously. (Picture book. 7-10) -- Copyright ©1998, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 150L (What's this?)
  • Series: Minnie and Moo (DK Hardcover) (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: DK Children; 1st edition (September 7, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789425157
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789425157
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.4 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,646,379 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Customer Reviews

I found myself chuckling out loud as I read it!
Sophers4
That said, I'm willing to accept absurdity that has its own internal logic, which this book doesn't.
Ohioan
There are too many great children's books out there to waste precious storytime on this one.
Reckless

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By TA Mom on November 1, 2005
Format: Paperback
We read Minnie and Moo Go to the Moon and found that charming.

This book doesn't live up to it. The hamburger episode just didn't seem age appropriate in a child's book where kids relate to characters. Beginning books don't often deal with death, let alone animal cannibalism.

At issue, at one point, Minnie and Moo (the cow "stars" of the book.) are offered hamburgers which they later surmise to be their friends (now deceased) that we met at the beginning of the book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amanda Roling on January 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
By Mrs. Fisher's 2nd Grade Class

Meet Minnie and Moo, two fun-loving, hilarious, and crazy cows. These cows get into a lot of trouble in Minnie and Moo Go Dancing. Minnie and Moo have not been invited to the farmer's dancing party, so they invite themselves. Hilarity ensues when the girls get dressed in prom dresses, wigs, girdles, and makeup. They go in disguise as the farmer's sisters and meet some crazy and funny guys, Bobo and Hank. Will the people at the party discover their true identities? What will happen when Moo eats a hamburger by mistake?

This book is great for 2nd graders to read on their own, but enjoyable for people of any age. We give this book five stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sophers4 on November 14, 2007
Format: Paperback
I was substituting in a Pre-Kindergarten class & the teacher had this book. I read this book to the kids & they really liked it. The funny thing is that I REALLY enjoyed it, TOO! I found myself chuckling out loud as I read it! I think that this is a very cute book & I highly recommend it for ALL ages!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Reckless on July 11, 2010
Format: Paperback
I read this to my daughter when she was about five years old and she was horrified by the fact that the cows go to a party and eat hamburgers.

Moo says, "This is tasty!" Minnie gasps, and tells her that beef is made of cows like them, and they assume that Moo has eaten her friend "Madge Holstein". They even have a burial for the cooked meat and Moo apologizes to "Madge" posthumously.

We received the book as a gift and I hadn't read it before. After I read the page about the cows eating their friend, I did some quick creative storytelling and ended storytime promptly to try to minimize the damage! I gave it to my vegan, PETA-loving sister, thinking she might appreciate it, but she thought it was too creepy to read to her children as well. It wound up in the trash.

There are too many great children's books out there to waste precious storytime on this one. This book is just plain disturbing.
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My 3 year old grandson loves all 3 of the Minnie and Moo books. They have just the right amount of humor and story to want him to read them every day. I expect when he starts reading he will continue to read these. Pictures are wonderful.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 30, 1999
Format: Paperback
I got this adorable book for my kids -- but I think I like it even more than they do! It's for grades 1-3, so it's easy to read... but not simple-minded or boring like other early readers. My eight year old says, "This book is so funny! Minnie and Moo decide to go dancing, and there is a big mix-up with the cousins (humans!). I think every child should have this book -- THAT'S how funny it is. We also have "Minnie and Moo Go To The Moon" and that's just as good, too.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
This is one of the funniest early readers I have ever seen. Now I want to go buy the other one, Minnie and Moo go to the Moon. This one is sweet, thoughtful, and has laughs for kids and parents. I loved it! (A parent)
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pansel on January 16, 2013
Format: Paperback
Good or bad, I don't normally write reviews but today my kindergartener came home with this book and I absolutely hate it, yes HATE it!. So I decided to write this review. The book starts out fine, two cows want to dance like humans. They go to the farmer's party wearing dresses. The old lady thinking they are humans sets them up with two rednecks to dance. The description and depiction are disgusting. Then they were served hamburgers, one cow realizes its beef, possibly their friends(at this point I was thinking wtf) so drags the friend and they both run away. Then the stupid humans come looking for the girls, by this time the cows have removed the dresses and left them on the tree. The lady says the girls ran away leaving the dresses, for this the red necks say yoo-hoo!! What a distasteful thing in a children's book. I let my kid read the book anyway as he has to take the quiz, but I wish he didn't have to read this book.
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