Cowabunga! I’m a Winner
It’s a mooving experience to win a giveaway, especially when it’s a cow-themed picture book.
How could I resist entering the giveaway for Mootilda’s Bad Mood on Jilanne Hoffman’s site?
If you’ve been following my blog, you know I have a penchant for cow jokes having written a book of udder nonsense (over 100 cow jokes). While publishers and agents are ruminating whether they will publish my book, Kirsti Call and Corey Rosen Schwartz have teamed with Claudia Ranucci to create Mootida’s Bad Mood, and what a moovelous fun read!
Mootilda wakes up with her day all gone wrong and even gets the other farm animals to join in with their own moody issues. Then, Mootilda comes to a realization and is able to help others with their own mood concerns.
Everyone deals with a bad mood now and then, but it’s quite a sight when little ones get in a snit. Children will no doubt laugh at Mootilda’s fits of frustration, perhaps recognizing a bit how having a cow over small matters is somewhat silly. Definitely a fun story time book with meaningful discussion opportunities.
Title: Mootilda’s Bad Mood
Authors: Corey Rosen Schwartz & Kirsti Call
Illustrator: Claudia Ranucci
Publisher: Little Bee Books, 2020
Themes: overcoming bad moods, helping friends, farm animals
Ages: Preschool-3rd grade
Thanks, Jilanne and Kirsti for the giveaway. Learning I won such a fun book was moosic to my ears.
I love the cover illustration. What a face on that cow. 🙂
Congratualtions, winning something is always a awesome but a book is even better. This post mooves me greatly, it cud not be better.
I underly agree. It encourages me that the world is ready for my cow joke book. 🐄
Can I review it?
Right now it exists as a Teachers Pays Teachers resource (science can be funny?). So it’s not actually published, but it has received some very encouraging rejections.
Encouraging rejections is quite possibly the best phrase ever.
Yes. They aren’t so devastating that I want to dig a hole in the backyard and bury the manuscript and they provide enough hope that yet another publisher might be interested.
Ha! I’m totally sending you a cow when I can. 🙂
I’ll milk that joke for all it’s worth.