Cindy Moo

Bibliographic Information: Mortensen, Lori, and Jeff Mack. Cindy Moo. New York: Harper, 2012. Print.

Brief Annotation: This book tells the story of a debate between cows about whether or not a cow can jump over the moon.  Finally one cow, named Cindy Moo, decides to actually try it.  Will she be able to do it or will she fail?

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: Students who are interested in old nursery rhymes or know of them will love this book!

Rating/Response: 4– This book is silly and creative.  It definitely captured my attention from the first page!  The message that goes along with the book about never giving up is something that all students need to be taught right from the beginning.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Has there ever been a time when you have wanted to give up?

Reading Strategy: Synthesizing

Rationale for Strategy: This book introduces a concept that students believe could not happen, such as jumping over the moon, but then the book proves them wrong and shows them that when you don’t give up you can find a way to make any dream come true.

Posted by: Breanna Richey


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