Moo Hoo (Board book)
Summer 2012 Kids' Next List
“In this hip companion to Ryan's funny Ribbit Rabbit, new friends Cow and Owl learn about acceptance and sharing. Engaging illustrations by Lowery add just the right amount of silliness. Ryan's 'less is more' text fits the toddler set to a 'T' and will have parents proclaiming this as a storytime marvel.”
— Maureen Palacios, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
This adorable story full of onomatopoeia, about making new friends and keeping the old will have readers saying, "WOO HOO!"
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 the 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.
Candace Ryan is the author of Moo Hoo, 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 and Jo Nesbo's novel Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder, as well as a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design. He lives in Atlanta, USA.
“A winning display of finding the high ground and paved with particularly sweet verbal compression.” —Kirkus reviews on MOO HOO
“The rhythmic, onomatopoeic text is a pretty music, the kind of song you'd sing in the dark to lift your spirits. Equally joyful and engaging-and that's a tall order-is Lowery's artwork. . . . A mingling of the ridiculous with the sublime for a spellbinding effect.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review of RIBBIT RABBIT
“This economy of language makes it ideal for reading aloud or for beginning readers. However, the illustrations marry well with the text, and fill in the narrative where the writing leaves it open.” —SLJ on RIBBIT RABBIT
“Ryan has so much fun coming up with increasingly ridiculous wildlife . . . this book will stand up to multiple rereadings.” —Kirkus Reviews on ANIMAL HOUSE
“The use of portmanteau is clever, and the large, acrylic illustrations are imaginative, bringing each part of the animal house to life.” —SLJ on ANIMAL HOUSE