"Moo lives under my bed, and at night he eats Mum's flowers from the backyard. I tell him not to eat the flowers but he just loves the purple ones." Meet me and Moo. Sometimes new friends can be found in the most unexpected places...
When I first got this book I was really unsure about how the story was going to go so thought it best to read to myself first before reading to the kids. I read it once and really loved the slow pace story and by the end of it was thinking - what a funny little story. I read it again and then it hit me. Moo was his imaginary friend.
I introduced this book to my 3 year old and straight away he guessed that Moo was not real. This book has definitely been written for the children in this world. They seem to understand
I loved how this book introduced Moo and Me friendship and we as the readers went on the journey with him as to how he was welcomed into this family. The author has enlarged words that need to be read differently and this became a great talking point for my son and I. Why are some words larger or darker than others. It was great that 'Me's' imaginary friend was accepted at school and that others in his class also had their friends. It gave the reader the feeling that it is ok to have imaginary friends.
As a teacher and mum I think that it is really healthy to have an imagination - but for many kids this is being lost. This book encourages kids to have that imagination and that it is ok.
The illustrations are in quite natural colours but I think that this just adds to the slow pace that this book needs to be read.
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