Minnie and Moo and the Night Before Christmas

Version: Unabridged
Author: Denys Cazet
Narrator: Unknown
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Published In: February 2004
Length: 1 hour
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Eight chickens standing in a row, tied to a wheelbarrow with plastic forks tied to their heads? A cow in a big coat, boots, hat and a mustache? What else could it be except Christmas with Minnie and Moo! When the farmer forgets where he hid the presents for his grandchildren the creative cows step in to give the children a Christmas they'll never forget in this wacky version of a classic story.

Author Details

Author Details

Cazet, Denys

"Denys Cazet is the author and illustrator of more than 25 picture books for children, including Never Spit On Your Shoes, winner of the California Young Readers Medal.

The books about Minnie and Moo are his first for beginning readers. He was inspired to tell stories about the silly cow best-friends when he passed a herd of cows in which all but two were facing the same way. The other two stood next to each other, facing in the opposite direction from the rest of the cows. He immediately dubbed the two nonconformists Minnie and Moo and imagined the adventures two cows who were loyal friends rather than followers of the herd. Mr. Cazet is currently writing I Can Read Books featuring Elvis the Rooster from the farm on which Minnie and Moo live.

Mr. Cazet was an elementary school teacher for 25 years, and has also been a school librarian and elementary school media specialist. He remains active in his local elementary school parent and advisory committees. A California native, Mr. Cazet lives with his family in the foothills of the Napa Valley. "