Picture books

Faster, Mamma Moo!

Text: Jujja Wieslander
Illustrations: Sven Nordqvist
Rabén & Sjögren 2016

Mamma Moo walked back and forth in the water, pulling a sailboat behind her.
“Moo, look Crow, it’s making small little waves – how cute!”
“Well ruffle my feathers! If a cow walks back and forth in the water, there are BOUND to be waves!”
“It’s fun, Crow. Don’t you want to join in?”
“Pull a little boat by a rope? No way! I’m going home good bye!” 

Jujja’s comments about the book

We live by a small lake. One of those with rickety piers and a tiny patch of grass for a beach. It’s no big deal. You ride your bike there and go swimming and sit on a blanket to eat a snack. Quiet games are often played by the water’s edge. A child makes a little boat out of reeds or rushes. Test sail a boat you nailed together. Walk around bent over, wearing goggles and ogling small fish. The kind of lake of which Sweden has thousands of.

The lake nearby Mamma Moo is warm and calm. The farmer has taken the day off and is sitting in a boat, fishing. Mamma Moo moves slowly around in the water with Junior’s boats. It’s no wonder that Crow gets fed up and wants to go a little FASTER!! And of course he gets his way.