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The Ter-moo-nators (Cows in Action) [Paperback]

Steve Cole
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Book Description

3 May 2007

Another hilarious, action-packed adventure from the Astro-nomically popular Steve Cole.

Genius cow Professor McMoo and his trusty sidekicks, Pat and Bo, are the star agents of the C.I.A. - short for COWS IN ACTION! They travel through time, fighting evil bulls from the future and keeping history on the right track . . .

When Professor McMoo invents a brilliant TIME MACHINE, he and his friends are soon attacked by a terrifying TER-MOO-NATOR - a deadly robo-cow who wants to mess with the past and change the future! And that's only the start of an incredible ADVENTURE that takes McMoo, Pat and Bo from a cow paradise in the future to the SCARY dungeons of King Henry VIII . . .

It's time for action. COWS IN ACTION

Perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves.

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Red Fox (3 May 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1862301891
  • ISBN-13: 978-1862301894
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,191 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Born in 1971, Steve Cole spent a happy childhood in rural Bedfordshire being loud and aspiring to amuse. He liked books, and so went to the University of East Anglia to read more of them. Later on he started writing them too, with titles ranging from pre-school poetry to Young Adult thrillers (with more TV and film tie-ins than he cares to admit to along the way). In other careers he has been the editor of Noddy magazine, and an editor of fiction and nonfiction book titles for various publishers. He is the author of the hugely successful Astrosaurs, Cows in Action and Astrosaurs Academy series.

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"Another smart, quirky tale from the creator of the popular Astrosaurs series" (Waterstones Books Quarterly)

"[The series] just keeps going from strength to strength" (The Bookseller)

"This series presents bovines at their brilliant best kowtowing to none and to nothing" (Achuka)

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Follow the adventures of Professor McMoo and his team of time-travelling crimebusting cows - perfect for children ready to start reading chapter books by themselves

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If you and your child are an Astrosaurs fan like us, you will have no problem enjoying this book. Read the Amazon review above - it describes the book very well. Cows from our time have just been bred for high intelligence, and bright bull Prof. McMoo uses discarded rubbish from the human scientist next door to convert the cow shed into a time machine. Using his technology, in the 26th century mad cows from the F.B.I (Fed-up Bulls Institute) build the fearsome ter-moo-nators, part cyborg part bovine killing machines, and send them back into time to try to destroy human history. Only the Cows-In-Action (CIA) can save the future by preserving the past. Lots of good Sci-Fi and clever childish Moo related jokes abound to amuse any kid under 12, although boys might go for this book a bit more readily than girls. This must be the first book in the C.I.A. series, so I would read it first.

Perhaps the book isn't quite as polished as the excellent Astrosaurs series of books and I find I stumble on the cow names McMoo and Bo when reading it out loud to my son (11) - a poor reader, but there's no denying it was a fun easy read with a lot of good line drawings to set the mood as well. There's also 4 collector cards inside to cut out. The books got 147 pages of large text and most 8+ children will be able to read it themselves with a little adult help. The book is mildly tense, quite funny, and not scary. We now have the next two Cows-in-action books on order. So recommended. Do also try the Astrosaurs & Captain Underpants series of books as well, they are very preteen boy friendly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cows in bandages 15 April 2008
By MattR
I like this book because it's exciting, and full of funny moo jokes. I enjoyed my Dad reading it and reading it to myself. I learnt about Egypt and pyramids. Andy (age7)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outrageous 8 Oct 2012
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I bought this for my nephew and niece (11 & 9) who are fans of the Astrosaurs and also, I noticed they had some Cows in Action books but not this one. I had a peek, and it is very funny. Not especially new idea, but I love Pr. MacMoo, the 'brain' and the ter-moo-nators are like the bad guys. I am not sure my nephews will get all the jokes (like, CIA ''Cows In Action'' and FBI ''Fed up Bull Institute ) but they will enjoy the action.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Read 31 May 2010
I bought this for my son's 9th birthday as he had mentioned about these books at school. He then used his birthday money to buy the rest in the series. I generally had to encourage him to read however he couldn't put these books down and chose to read them rather than watch a dvd!! Excellent buy.
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