Age Range: 5 - 11

Supermoo is determined to keep our country clean and green. With her sidekick Calf Crypton she confronts not only the devilish BOTS but also a blazing treacle tanker and a treacle slick heading for Miss Pimple's swimming class - and all before milking time at that!

Book Author: Babette Cole

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Teaching Ideas and Resources:


  • 'Most people think that cows are boring old munchers...' - What exciting things might a cow do when people aren't looking? Make a list of ideas or write a story about them!
  • Write about about one of Calf Crypton's adventures.
  • Tell the story of how Supermoo and Calf Crypton first met.
  • Write a sequel about Supermoo and Calf Crypton.
  • Write a thank you letter from the children in Miss Pimple's class to Supermoo and Calf Crypton.
  • Plan and write a new story about another superhero animal.
  • A herd of cows all have their own special secrets. What might be they be??(see Resources below).


  • Find out about cows. What do they eat? How do they help people? Use the pictures?(see Resources below)?as a starting point for your learning.
  • Learn about magnetism. How do Supermoo's magnetic hooves work?
  • Plan and carry out an investigation to test the strength of different magnets.
  • Find out about bubbles. How are they made? What are they made from? Could you test different liquids which will make the largest / strongest bubbles?


  • Think about the cowputer. What different parts does it have? How does it find out about the problems around the world?

Design Technology

  • Design a new utility belt for Supermoo. What different tools does it have?
  • Use craft materials / junk modelling to redesign the Cowmobile.


  • Can you draw a new superhero which is a different animal?
  • Design a new superhero outfit for Supermoo?(see Resources below).
  • Could you rewrite the story in the form of a comic strip?


  • Draw a map of the cowcave. What different parts / facilities does it have?
  • Find out about the environmental effects of pollution and / or spillages from tankers.
  • Make a poster, written by Supermoo, telling people how to look after their environment by recycling etc.


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