Cindy Moo by Lori Mortensen

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One night on the farm, the cows overhear a fantastic tale.

“Hey Diddle Diddle, the cat and the fiddle, the cow jumped over the moon!”

Inspired by this classic rhyme, a plucky cow named Cindy Moo sets out to prove that cows really can leap over the moon.

The other cows laugh at her, but that doesn’t stop Cindy from trying—and failing—night after night . . . until a trick of nature shows Cindy a way to triumph.

As delightfully silly as the original nursery rhyme, this hilarious picture book will have readers of all stripes (and spots) cheering for its determined heroine.


About Lori Mortensen

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Lori Mortensen is an award-winning author. She lives with her family in California. Visit her website at Michael Allen Austin is the award-winning illustrator of several children's books. Publishers Weekly has exclaimed that his illustrations are "wild and wily," and Booklist has called his art "unusual and exuberant." He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, and their own wild animal, Riley the sheepdog. His website is
Published May 15, 2012 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The classic nursery rhyme gets the cows on the Diddle Farm thinking, but none so much as Cindy Moo, who is determined to jump over the moon.

Mar 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Cindy Moo

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When Cindy’s fellow cows on the Diddle farm hear a nursery rhyme about a cow who jumped over the moon, they scoff at the idea.

Jun 21 2012 | Read Full Review of Cindy Moo

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