Showing posts with label Kerry McQuaide. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kerry McQuaide. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Moo Knows Numbers by Kerry McQuaide

Rating: WORTHY!

I've been in love with Midge and Moo since I reviewed Lost in the Garden and A Day With Moo back in February 2016. In this one - another in a series of 'adventures', Moo helps children count from one through ten which is really easy route to find if you can just put your finger on it....

The illustrations are, as usual, adorable, and Moo's indispensable presence helps keep thing moo-ving. This is very much his book, starting right with number 1, the one and only Moo! there's color and action, and the pictures look great and the text is readily readable on my smart phone, so it will always be there to entertain your child even if the tablet is left at home. The print book is probably sweet, too, but I haven't seen it. If you're looking for a simple counting book for a young child, you can't do better than this one, especially int he adorability stakes (or steaks, if you want to get technical about Moo...).

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Lost in the Garden by Kerry McQuaide

Rating: WORTHY!

This is the second of two Kerry McQuaide young children's books I've read very recently. They were both charming and gorgeously illustrated. I particularly liked the photo-montage in this one, showing how the duo looked from the day they met in the neonatal ward, to their friendship as Midge started walking. They're part of a Midge and Moo series and in this one, the two of them get lost in the garden - duhh! Toddler Midge and her plush toy Moo (refreshingly a cow rather than a teddy bear) are out and about getting some fresh air, but where is Moo? Ulp! As Scully and Mulder (yes, there's a fox in this story!) might say, "The Moo is out there somewhere," and Midge is going to find her or diaper trying.....

The search is on. Is that Moo behind the garden gate, or is it a sneaky nod to Alice in Wonderland? Told in poetry, this book is fun, and you can doubtlessly have more fun with your kid searching for their own toy. I think it's appropriate for Valentine's day that you need tulips to seal the deal! I recommend this as an entertaining book for young children.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Day With Moo by Kerry McQuaide

Rating: WORTHY!

This is the first volume I've read of The Adventures of Midge and Moo series. It's very short, but it's very sweet. Midge is adorable (and so is Moo), and it's nice to see a kid hang out with a toy that isn't a teddy bear, for a change. Moo is a plush cow, and is quite obviously Midge's best friend.

The two of them do everything together, but I have to say that Moo does seem to carry more than her fair share of the blame when things go wrong! In other words, Midge milks this cow for all she's worth! Midge isn't all take and no give however, so when they snuggle under the covers at night, everything is peas and quiet...!

I recommend this as a worthy read, especially at this time of year when you want to settle down and cuddle with a fun read and sleepy kid(s).