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Why So Sad, Mamma Moo?/Mamma Mu blir ledsen

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Why So Sad, Mamma Moo?/Mamma Mu blir ledsen

It’s dinner time at the farm and Crow is distraught – no one ever leaves out food for him! So, when the little girl on the farm sets out a plate with a pancake on it, Mamma Moo convinces Crow that it’s for him. Crow is overjoyed and proclaims the girl to be his only friend. This makes Mamma Moo sad – she thought they were friends, but Crow disagrees. Mamma Moo has never even been to his house. Never mind that she is too big to fit. Soon Crow decides to move into the farm to be with his only friend, but a lit stove and a singed crow’s bottom soon puts the duo back together again.

Jujja Wieslander and Sven Nordquist are finally back with another instalment of their beloved Mamma Moo and Crow series. This time they explore the meaning of being friends and how friendship can overcome most difficulties, such as whether a cow can fit into a crow’s nest or not.

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


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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