Millie Waits for the Mail
by Alexander Steffensmeier
Walker & Company
Oh, how we love a good barnyard book, and -- could it be? -- we may have found our favorite of all time in this winsome tale. Millie is a milk cow with a penchant for mischief: her favorite hobby is to scare the stuffing out of the poor mail carrier, resulting in a string of damaged deliveries to one irritated farmer lady. The bedraggled mailman finally comes up with an ingenious plan, but things quickly go awry, leading to a crazy chase scene that leaves everyone a little worse for wear. Will Millie redeem herself? Let's just say Millie's got a few surprises to deliver! (And while Millie may be the milk cow with the mostest, check out her chicken friends, who do their best to steal the show.)
Millie Waits for the Mail is a German import, originally titled Lieselotte lauert. From Alexander Steffensmeier's website we see that another Millie book has been published in Germany, called Lieselotte im Schnee. We have no idea what that means (Sprechen zie Deutsch, anyone?), but we want that book! Walker & Company, hear our cry! More Millie, more Millie, more Millie! Pretty please?