Welcome to Bermooda, an undiscovered tropical island that is primarily populated by walking, talking cows of human intelligence. Bermooda has no “outsiders,” and most prefer to keep it that way. That is, until Chuck ventures into the boneyard alone and discovers a young human boy who has been washed up unconscious on the sandbar! The young boy’s name is Dakota, and he doesn’t seem as scary as Chuck thought humans should be. Chuck decides to “cow-mouflage” Dakota to pass as a bovine in town. Dakota and Chuck become fast friends, but trouble is brewing and Dakota’s true identity is at risk of being discovered. In the end, Chuck’s family adopts Dakota as their own calf.
- Best Younger Fiction of 2014, Chicago Public Library