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Mamma Moo on a Swing/Mamma Mu gungar

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Mamma Moo on a Swing/Mamma Mu gungar

“You’re a cow, Mamma Moo. Cows. Don’t. Swing.”
“Right, that’s just the point,” said Mamma Moo. “It’s a real shame that cows can never go on a swing.”
“Shame!” called Crow. “Caw! Cows spend their time grazing. And then they lay down and chew and gaze about. And then they go in and get milked. They’re satisfied with that.”
“Not me,” said Mamma Moo. “You don’t always have to just stand there and gaze about, just because you’re a cow.”

Mamma Moo has decided, she’s going to swing. But it’s not easy for a cow to hang up a swing, for that you need a friend who can fly up to a branch high enough. Crow reluctantly has to step up and help so that Mamma Moo finally gets to swing. When the swing is finished and it’s time for Mamma Mu to go home to the farm again, Crow thinks that the swing can stay up. Not that any crow would want to swing on it, certainly not! But you never know if another cow might come by.

Few double acts in children’s literature are so loved and enduring as Mamma Moo, a beautiful, friendly, inquisitive cow, and her argumentative, know-all companion Crow. Their deep friendship and vivid personalities have entertained children and adults for over three decades.

Jujja Wieslander

Author Illustrator

Jujja Wieslander is the creator of the much beloved children’s literature double act Mamma Moo and Crow – a beautiful, friendly, inquisitive cow, and her argumentative, know-it-all bird companion. Their deep friendship and vivid personalities have entertained children and adults for three decades. Mamma Moo and Crow originated on the radio and first appeared in…

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Sven Nordqvist

Illustrator

Highly-acclaimed cartoonist, writer, and graphic artist Sven Nordqvist was born in 1946 in Helsingborg. He is the creator of beloved characters such as Mamma Moo and Crow together with Jujja Wieslander, as well as Pettson and Findus. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages, and he has won several awards.

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