Chilly Milly Moo

Chilly Milly Moo by Fiona Ross

chilly-Milly-MooMilly Moo lives on a farm with other cows, but she is a little different.  She is hot.  And, she feels that it is too hot to make milk.  The other cows say the warm sun helps them make milk.

“Milly Moo wanted to churn out the finest, loveliest, tastiest, creamiest milk.  But she couldn’t.”

Milly Moo is sad.  The farmer doesn’t understand why Milly Moo can’t make milk. The farmer says Milly Moo needs to make milk to stay on the farm.

A storm comes to the farm, bringing cold air.  The other cows are cold, but Milly Moo is very happy.  When the farmer tries to milk her, something strange happens.

“…there was an explosion of the coldest, chilliest, frostiest, iciest….ICE CREAM!”

This is a cute, silly book – sure to get giggles from young children when Milly Moo makes ice cream.  Of course, I live in Vermont (think dairy cows and Ben and Jerry’s ice cream) and we have about a foot of snow outside right now.

Try making easy ice cream cows.  All you need is vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup (or sauce), and a cow cookie cutter. (This would work with any animal cookie cutter, too).

make ice cream cows