Meet Our Characters – Hover Your Cursor Over To Read Their Story!
Moooo is a happy and contented cow who lives on a farm by a lake in “Black and White Cow”. She loves her friends – the butterfly, pigs, frogs and ducks on the farm. Moooo has a big voice, a bell around her neck and sometimes gets bugged by mosquitoes, flies, and rain! There’s lots of green grass for her to eat! Moooo is available too as a cute and cuddly soft plush toy. Moooo also visits the family in the video, song and book “Toodle Toodely Doo” – can you find her there? Can you also find a picture of Moooo on the wall in the video?
Wakatipu got his name from a very big lake near where he lived in Queenstown, New Zealand. This is where he learnt to say “Kia Ora” which is the Maori word for hello. He also travelled around the world and learnt to say “Hola” which he says in a version of “Toodle Toodely Doo” for children who live outside Australia or New Zealand. You can choose which song version you listen to or which version you watch on the video.
Toodle is Doo’s cute little sister. Her favourite animal is the sheep who is put in the…… (can you guess?). You can do all the actions to the song “Toodle Toodely Doo” with Toodle and Doo by following them in the video. Toodle and Doo wave their hands from side to side on the words “Toodle Toodely Doo”, they put their hands on their hips on “But ………… don’t talk” and they put out their hands on “They’re supposed to………!
Pete was born in China and came to the house by the lake on holiday. So Pete says “Ni hao” instead of “hello”. Pete liked the song “Toodle Toodely Doo” so much that he decided to stay for a while. He thinks it’s very funny to be wrapped up in a towel so he growls in the towel! He also thinks that he looks like a colourful check burrito in the towel! Pete loves the picture of himself in the book “Toodle Toodely Doo” (he’s very friendly but a bit vain!)
Doo is the big brother in the house by the lake in “Toodle Toodely Doo”. He is super-sweet and kind and helps to put the animals in different places in the house – what do you think is the funniest place that they put one of the animals? Doo’s favourite animal in the song is the panda. He thinks it’s really funny when they wrap him up in a towel and the panda growls in the towel!
Quackers has a bit of attitude and really doesn’t want to go round the back in “Toodle Toodely Doo”! He would really prefer to play on the swings with his friends Toodle and Doo!
What a tired frog! Eventually he gets put into bed to sleep by Toodle and Doo, but he keeps saying his name “Biddeep” while he goes to sleep. Biddeep is so happy he a special double page spread in the book! He went to school in France and knows how to say “hello” in French. Can you remember the French word…..?
Feisty Fish lived in Japan for a little while and says “hello” in Japanese – can you say this word? It’s Ohayo! His fishbowl is very bouncy…..it’s lucky that Feisty doesn’t fall out!
The funny pink pigs love to walk around the farm while Moooo is busy being happy and contented in the video and book “Black and White Cow”. See if you can see one peeking out of a window in the barn! This is very tricky!
This little butterfly has cameo performances in the animated videos “Black and White Cow” and “Toodle Toodely Doo” but is hiding somewhere on every page of both the “Black and White Cow” and “Toodle Toodely Doo” books. A fun game for you to play is “Find Betty”…. and Betty is well hidden on some pages of the book, just for an extra challenge.
In “Black and White Cow” these cheeky chums hang around the lake on the farm and love to hop and jump on the grass. Do you usually see them around the barn or near the lake? How many times do they appear in the video together?
These little quackers look very cool swimming around the farm lake in “Black and White Cow”. Which one do you think is happy Dappy?