Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Swedish childbook - Mamma Moo

Mamma Mu (Moo in English) is another favourite here. Perhaps you didn't know, but she's acutally our neighbour. I'll show you ...


Mamma Mu is a very unusual cow. She's definetely not eating grass all day long, like the other cows. Instead she's very curious and playful. With her friend Kråkan (Crow) she learns how to ride a bike, to go on the swings or to build a tree house (however Kråkan wants her to behave more like a normal cow). The books are written by Jujja and Tomas Wieslander, but it's Sven Nordqvists illustrations that makes them stand out. They're detailed and funny.

Picnik collage

I said she's our neighbour. Well, at least according to Nora. She wants to show you Mamma Mu's tree house. It's just a few minutes walk from our house.

mamma mu koja

And behind our house is a farm. They have sheep and cows. That's where Mamma Mu lives. To the right, high up in a tree, lives Kråkan. You can see the farm on the top photo (below this text) and if turning around you can see our house, as on the bottom photo, almost hidden behind the trees. We hear the cows and sheep from our garden and every night Nora asks if Mamma Mu and Kråkan are asleep already. I say they are.

Picnik collage


  1. Those illustrations are adorable. I love how you are encouraging her imagination - those are some of my favourite childhood memories!


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