Kirkus Review writes: "Children will love Gracie's actions and expressions and will eagerly ask for rereads so they can chant along with the too-hot refrain." Read more at https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/karyn-henwood/too-hot-to-moo/
"Congratulations to Karyn Henwood on her debut children’s book Too Hot to Moo! What fun to share this story with a class of students or snuggled up with a curious child at bedtime. The description of Gracie the cow trying to cool off by crashing through an old fence and into a brand new swimming pool is priceless! It gets even better when she sloshes from one end to the other in “udder” delight and then disgraces herself in the shallow end. The story lends itself to lots of conversation, prediction and giggles! " Carol Simonsen, Retired Teacher - White Rock. B.C.
"This story is sure to tickle the funny bone of young and old alike. Filled with rich, fanciful and repetitive language, teachers and parents will enjoy reading this to children again and again. The fun "cowabunga" fact section extends learning opportunities and will pique the interest of those loving informational text. This truly unique book will please a wide variety of audiences. " Dr. Marianne McTavish Professor of Language and Literacy Education University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
I loved this entertaining book which will interest both boys and girls of many ages. It can be a fun read-aloud, with interesting words providing many "teachable moments". The story is full of humorous situations and colourful, detailed pictures. The Cowabunga Facts at the end complement the book well and are engaging for all ages. Well done Karyn, I can't wait for the next book! Jan Healy, New Westminster, B.C.
This children's book is a delight to read. The words dance on the page and encourage expressive reading. Elements of wishing, adventure, fear, kindness and contentment keep the story rolling along and are good 'fodder' for child/parent interaction. The illustrations draw you in to the drama with their colourful, childlike images. Gracie is so endearing you can't help but feel for her throughout the book. This would be a great book for the curious as it also is filled with 'cowabunga' facts. I have to get this for all of the grandchildren I know! Cathy (retired teacher)