Marcella Bakur Weiner, EdD, PhD, is a practicing therapist in New York City as well as being the author of or contributor to 20 books and many published articles. She is a frequent guest on major television shows. Jill Neimark is a well-known journalist who has written several children's books, as well as the bestselling Why Good Things Happen to Good People. JoAnn Adinolfi has written and illustrated many books for children.
K-Gr 3-Toodles the Turkey is a dissatisfied fowl willing to take on anyone's attributes except her own. She might have been content to remain a little yellow feather-ball with a neat "cheep-cheep." But now she's full grown with brown feathers, stick legs, and a gobble-gobble that is neither cute nor sweet, and she's in search of an alternate identity. She would do anything to have a great "Moo," but Cathy the Cow won't hear of it. So the turkey turns to others, begging for an "Oink," a "Neigh," a "Quack," a "Caa-aaw," and so on. The story is told with a light singsong, snappy rhythm that will keep children on their toes: Toodles "asked the duck for his Quack,/the goose for his Clack." The animals' expressions of disbelief are hilarious. Of course, there is wise advice from the owl, but it isn't until Toodles must employ all of her assets, including her "gobble-gobble," to rescue some young chicks that her strengths become self-evident. Lots of white space surrounds the mixed-media, cartoon-style drawings. This is a lighthearted take on a worthy subject, and a smart read-aloud.-Teresa Pfeifer, Alfred Zanetti Montessori Magnet School, Springfield, MA Copyright 2010 Reed Business Information.
Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books
"The story is told with a light, singsong, snappy rhythm that will keep children on their toes...the animals' expressions of disbelief are hilarious...this is a lighthearted take on a worthy subject, and a smart read-aloud."--School Library Journal "I Want Your Moo...is a great tool to help parents and children bolster self esteem in kids."--The Midwest Book Review "Kids will have fun making all the wonderful animal sounds. Weiner and Neimark have written a lively and lyrical book that will captivate young children. This is a great book to add to your collection to boost your child's self-esteem. Adinolfi's bright and colorful illustrations explode off each page. The expressions she captures of the animals are hilarious."--Children's Books Heal