Millie in the Snow

Millie in the Snow

Book - 2008
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Millie the cow gets lost in the snow on the way home from helping the postman deliver mail on Christmas Eve, but she and the gifts she is bringing finally make it back to the farm.
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2008.
ISBN: 9780802798015
Characteristics: [26] p. :,col. ill. ;,31 cm.


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Feb 15, 2017

A simple little story that’s funny because of all the visual details, including a turnip Advent Calendar, a bright red monster tongue that’s not what it appears to be, and many accidentally repurposed Christmas presents. Millie the mail cow has only one delivery left to make before Christmas. To her own farm! And of course she knows just where that is. Maybe. It's just over there, right? Right?

Notably, this is one of the only children’s picture books I've read that identifies a woman as a farmer instead of a farmer's wife. Maybe women get to be farmers as long as they’re single, and then they get demoted? Even though I’m pretty sure that on most family farms, everyone who lives there is doing at least some farming…? Anyway.

Feb 22, 2012

My 22month old son loves this book! Fun story and fantastic art. We have spent ages exploring all the little details on each page!

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