|Originally published 1 August 2003|
Illustrator Denys Cazet
|Followed by Minnie and Moo & the Seven Wonders of the World|
Similar Denys Cazet books, Minnie and Moo books
Minnie and Moo: The Night of the Living Bed is a 2003 children's picture book from the Minnie and Moo series and is written by Denys Cazet.
After having a nightmare about a giant mouse eating the last piece of chocolate in the world, Minnie grabs Moo and the two cows fall out of the bed which causes the bed to start rolling away. They run after it and then they jump on, grabbing other animals on the way down a hill. When they finally come to a stop in town, Moo realizes that it is Halloween night. The animals do lots of tricks so that they can get chocolate. When Minnie goes home, the cow is contented and ready to sleep.
Anne Knickerbocker, of School Library Journal, reviewed the book saying, " Humorous color illustrations accompany the text, helping to make this holiday book a delight to read any day of the year." A Kirkus Reviews review says, "When the sheep accidentally get wet, a woman tries to identify the crew at her Halloween door: "Don't tell me!" she said. "I know! Sponges! Four cows, a pig, and two walking sponges! You children are so clever." Clever and hilarious". Stephanie Zvirin, of Booklist, reviewed the book saying, "This isn’t quite as funny or as strongly plotted as some of the duo’s previous books in the I Can Read series, but there are still some funny exchanges that new readers will easily pick up on. Large type and lots of art that breaks up the words will help as well."