Minnie and Moo the Night Before Christmas (Minnie and Moo)

Version: Unabridged
Author: Denys Cazet
Narrator: Barbara Caruso
Genres: Juvenile & Children's, Fiction & Literature, New Readers
Publisher: Live Oak Media
Published In: February 2004
Length: 32 minutes
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When the farmer forgets where he hid the Christmas presents for his grandchildren, the creative bovine duo steps in to save the day. They transform themselves into Santa and Mrs. Claus and load up a wheelbarrow drawn by Rudolph the Red-Nosed Rooster. Eight chickens with plastic forks tied to their heads follow and hilarity ensues in this delightful spoof of Clement C. Moore's classic poem by Denys Cazet. This unabridged reading is accompanied by festive music and some sound effects that enhance the story. Track 1 includes page-turning signals, while track 2 is read uninterrupted. Narrator Barbara Caruso is superb, and fans of Minnie and Moo will be delighted by this format. School and public libraries will find this a popular addition to their book-and-tape collections

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. "