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Moo-Moo, I Love You!

Moo-Moo, I Love You!


Price: $17.99

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  • Publication Date: September 22, 2020
  • Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
  • Trim Size: 9 12 x 9 12
  • ISBN: 9781419747069
  • Page Count: 48
  • Illustrations: Color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator!
“Readers young and old will love the wordplay, smile at the adoring relationship between cow and calf, and be reminded that love has no bounds.” ―School Library Journal

From the bestselling and beloved team behind I Wish You More comes a moo-ving ode to the love between parent and child. Tom Lichtenheld and Amy Krouse Rosenthal present udderly perfect expressions of affection to share between any cow and calf:

I love you no matter your moo-d.
I love giving you a big s-moo-ch.
My love for you is as big as . . . a MOO-SE!

Simple and silly, this is moo-st definitely a fun book to read out loud over and over again. The book describes all the ways in which you can love a child, with every sentence containing a word that has been changed into a moo-word: moo-sic, sch-moo-zing, hu-moo-r, and even moo-zarella! The bold illustrations and simple color scheme add to the fun of the story.

Aside from its value as a sweet, funny bedtime story, this colorful, charming picture book helps readers develop vocabulary. After your child has listened to the story, they should have a grand time volunteering their own word lists that might include plays on “moo” and other cow-related words.

With a universal message and warm, inviting text that families will reread together, this exuberant book from a bestselling author and artist team at their best is a moo-velous choice for gifts year-round, especially for fans of I Love You to the Moon and Back and Guess How Much I Love You.


"A moo-ve-lous, moo-ving tribute to love for a child."
Kirkus Reviews
"A book that has the feel of a cherished homemade valentine from a devoted parent who is fond of wordplay."
Publishers Weekly
"Readers young and old will love the wordplay, smile at the adoring relationship between cow and calf, and be reminded that love has no bounds."
School Library Journal

About the authors

Tom Lichtenheld is the illustrator and author of more than 20 books, including New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight ConstructionSite; Steam Train, Dream Train; Stick and Stone; and I Wish You More. He lives with his wife in Batavia, Illinois. Amy Krouse Rosenthal wrote more than thirty picture books, including Little Pea and the #1 New York Times bestsellers I Wish You More and Dear Girl (cowritten with her daughter, Paris Rosenthal). A con­tributor to National Public Radio, a TED collaborator and speaker, a filmmaker, the creator of a specialty line of keepsake journals, and the author of two groundbreaking adult memoirs (Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life and Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal), she raised her three children with her husband Jason on a tree­lined street in Chicago. For more about Amy’s life, work, and the Foundation formed in her memory, please see