Author: Phyllis Root
Illustrator: Randy Cecil
Publisher: Candlewick Press, 2006
Age Level: 3-5
Themes:moose, stories in rhyme
Opening: “Have you ever seen a moose- a long-leggy moose- a branch-antler, dinner-diving, bulgy-nose moose?”
Summary: (From Amazon) Spurred by Phyllis Root’s sing-songy text and Randy Cecil’s buoyant illustrations, this hunt for an elusive moose through woods, swamps, bushes, and hills is just as fun as the final surprise discovery of moose en masse.
Why I like this book: It’s just a fantabulous read-aloud, with energetic rhythm, but also because it reminded me of a naive search for moose in the white mountains of New Hampshire, many noons ago. A ranger happened upon us and let us know the noises we heard were squirrels, and the moose would not be as close to the road at that time of day. Ahem.
Activity: make your own moose antlers – click on the photo for instructions on activitybucket.com; create rhyming adjectives by putting two words together to describe something, or make up some new ones.
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