Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross

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As a quirky cow discovers, when life gives you a penchant for cold, make . . . something delicious! A comical ode to individuality from a new talent.

Milly Moo wants only one thing: to churn out the finest, tastiest, creamiest milk around. But there's just one problem. She's always too hot! While all the other cows snicker and bask in the sun, Milly Moo's milk bucket keeps coming up empty. Nada! Zilch! Just when she's sure that the farmer will banish her, Milly Moo wakes to a freezing cold morning. It's her last chance! Will the icy temperature help her make the special milk product she dreams of? With slyly humorous illustrations and a fun final twist, this treat from Fiona Ross will have children begging for second helpings.

About Fiona Ross

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Fiona Ross has worked as a freelance concept artist in film and television, designing and developing sets, props, characters, and storyboards. She is fond of creating gadgets, cross sections, and unusual architecture. Chilly Milly Moo is her first book. Fiona Ross lives in London.
Published October 25, 2011 by Candlewick. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The other cows thrive in the hot weather, using the sun’s heat to produce lots of milk … and making Milly Moo feel even more like an oddball outsider.

Sep 14 2011 | Read Full Review of Chilly Milly Moo

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Ross makes her children’s book debut with a familiar story about not fitting in, one that’s enlivened by the eccentricities of her artwork and the book’s design.

Sep 12 2011 | Read Full Review of Chilly Milly Moo

City Book Review

“The farmer squeezed and squeezed and squeezed….Strange noises erupted from Milly Moo.” This Milly isn’t just chilly, she is silly as well.

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The characters are not engaging enough and the language not distinctive enough to compel the reader to return to this book a second or third time, but the message of the book – that is okay to be different – is very clear, and the twist at the end of the tale is satisfying.

Nov 03 2011 | Read Full Review of Chilly Milly Moo

Portland Book Review

I bet you will find something that will interest you 5 stars for a cleverly devised mystery set in PDX a must read for the tween reader in your family Milly Moo is a cow who dreams of only one thing.

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