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The MOOsic Makers

The MOOsic Makers
Heather Pindar By (author)
Barbara Bakos Illustrated by
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Maverick Arts Publishing Ltd

Limited ***

9.5 X 9.5 in
32 pg

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Peer Pressure
JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
JUVENILE FICTION / Lifestyles / Farm & Ranch Life


Nutmeg and Celery love their MOO-grass music, and when Farmer Joni needs a new barn roof it seems the perfect way to help raise money. Will MOO-grass music be enough, or will they have to change their tune?

Author Heather Pindar and illustrator Barbara Bakos together create a hilarious story about being true to yourself and working together.


"Originally published in the U.K., this uneven farm-to-fame fable follows Celery and Nutmeg, two talented cows who make 'that old MOO-grass music.' When a storm blows the roof off their barn, the two start busking to rescue their home. Capturing the notice of a mysterious stranger named George Smarm, the duo is swept up in an exploitative manager-talent relationship, forced to swivel to DisCOW Music, change their image, and suffer embezzlement. The pair resolves to break free and raise funds their own way, conveyed in Bakos's textural digital art. A subplot concerning an underappreciated sheep and a donkey feels extraneous, and the worldbuilding is inconsistent (only some animals don clothing), but the book serves as a prescient reminder about mooing to one's own beat."—Publishers WeeklyJournal

Author Bio

Heather Pindar has more than twenty years' experience as a teacher; she currently works in a school in London. She finds that the children's brilliant imaginations and love of stories are her biggest inspiration for writing picture books.

Barbara Bakos grew up in a suburb of Budapest and now lives in England and Turkey. She can't remember a time when she wasn't drawing.