Friday, December 9, 2016

MOO by Sharon Creech [Book recommendation]

Book obtained from: Library ebook [2016]

Description: Two children move from a big city, not named but reminded me of NYC, to rural Maine.  They experience culture shock, and meet new friends and a new neighbor with a heavy accent and a farm full of animals.

Plot:  Reena, age 12, and her younger brother Luke meet their new neighbor Mrs. Falala, and agree to help her take care of her animals including an ornery cow which Reena trains to show at a fair.

Characterization:  The main characters are well-rounded and have individual personalities.  Even the animals [especially the cow] have individual personalities.  The kids' relationship with the neighbor is very well done and funny.

Setting:  Rural Maine.  Reasonably well described, I was able to picture every scene.

Other:  Culture shock scenes are really funny.

Overall:  This is a cute middle grade book.  The ebook includes several fonts and creative formatting which made for a fast read.

Grade: B+

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