Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Travel the World: Germany: Millie Waits For The Mail

Today's selection for Travel the World is Millie Waits for the Mail by Alexander Steffensmeier. It was originally published in Germany in 2006. The American publication is 2007, and the publisher is Walker & Company.

Millie is a milk cow with one serious hobby. Her favorite thing to do? Scaring the mail carrier each and every day. As soon as the farmer is done with the milking, Millie stands on guard watching, waiting, and anticipating the arrival of the mail. "Every day Millie searched for a new hiding place...On the days the farmer didn't get any mail, Millie felt so let down." The mail carrier is one unhappy guy. He HATES delivering the mail to the farm. He HATES that cow. So he contemplates a way to tame his foe...Can Millie and the mail carrier ever get along? Is there a way for everyone to be happy at the end of the day? Read and see for yourself. This is one fun adventure!

Of course, everyone has heard about dogs chasing and scaring mail carriers. But this *new* twist on an old story is so clever, so funny, so enjoyable. It is really too fun to miss! It has earned two starred reviews--Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus Reviews.


Clair said...

I will have to look for this book at the library. I love mail and I grew up on a farm so stories with cows are interesting.

Becky said...

I grew up on a farm with cows too. So I do typically enjoy cow-related picture books. This one is great. And so is Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin.