Moo and Moo and the Little Calf Too
|Author:||Jane Millton; Deborah Hinde (Illustrator)|
With a bump and a shudder and a wobble of the udder,
With a rocking and a rolling and a slip and a slide,
Moo and Moo and the little calf too began...their...ride.
When the Kaikoura earthquake struck in November last year two cows and a calf from a Clarence Valley farm in Marlborough were stranded on a grassy “island” platform when their paddock slid 80 metres. Their story, and their subsequent rescue by farmers, attracted worldwide interest.
Now they are the stars of a picture book written by Jane Millton, whose family owns the farm, and illustrated by Deborah Hinde who has form. She illustrated Cow Power about Cow No 569 who saved her farmer in a flood in Dannevirke in 2004 - and her farmer Kim Riley wrote that book (unfortunately now out of print).
Moo and Moo and the Little Calf Too is a colourful, rhyming piece of Kiwiana – and a cheerful take on a frightening event.