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Moo Hooby Candace Ryan
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Cow and Owl are best friends. Moo Hoo! They do everything together, like make music. Two Coo! But when a stranger arrives—Roo New!—the two friends must decide whether their group can expand to form a New True Crew. Moo Hoo features the same unique and cleverly simple storytelling framework that fans loved in its companion book, Ribbit Rabbit, and readers will enjoy watching Cow and Owl learn about accepting new friends and new experiences. Combined with adorably hip and fresh illustrations and an irresistible package, Moo Hoo is the perfect choice for reading aloud with old and new friends alike.
"Ryan and Lowery follow their frog-and-bunny show, Ribbit Rabbit (2011), with another tale of beastie besties. Cow and Owl, who love superheroes as much as their predecessors loved robots, are inseparable: 'They fix things together. Moo hoo. Glue shoe,' and they share a double 'Boo!' on Halloween. 'But when Kangaroo shows up, Moo hoo. Roo new. They don't know what to do. Moo hoo. Who you?' Despite Kangaroo's plea to join them ('Roo too?' the newcomer asks), Cow and Owl look the other way. Only later does it dawn on them that a third party might enliven their pastimes. Lowery combines screenprinting and digital techniques to craft rough-hewn, childlike illustrations on flat, muted backgrounds; as Cow and Owl look for Kangaroo, tracing a dotted line through a treed backyard, Ribbit Rabbit's joined-at-the-hip duo makes a cameo appearance to shrug, 'Roo who?' Ryan's monosyllabic conclusion — 'Moo Hoo Roo. New True Crew' — serves as the happy wrapup. Emphasizing simplicity and sound, Ryan and Lowery cover the basics of friendship. Ages 3 — 6. Agent: Kelly Sonnack, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Illustrator's agent: Deborah Warren, East West Literary Agency. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Cow and Owl are best friends. MOO HOO! They do everything together, like make music (TWO COO) and go trick-or-treating together (BOO! BOO!). But when a strange playmate shows up (ROO NEW), they will discover that three is better than two (NEW TRUE CREW).
From the team that brought you last year's adorable hit RIBBIT RABBIT, MOO HOO combines another spare and effortlessly clever text with retro and eye-catching illustrations, and is sure to delight young readers and their parents alike.
About the Author
Candace Ryan is also the author of Ribbit Rabbit and Animal House. She spent nine years as a special education teacher and now lives in Southern California with her husband and young son.
Mike Lowery is an illustrator, fine artist, and graphic designer. He is the illustrator of Ribbit Rabbit, as well as Jo Nesbo's novel Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder. Mike is also a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Georgia.
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