Monday, January 23, 2012

Children's Book Review: Looking for a Moose

Looking for a Moose

Looking for a Moose
Written by: Phyllis Root
Illustrated by: Randy Cecil
Published by: Candlewick Press, 2006
40 pages

Do you really, really want to see a moose — a long-leggy moose — a branchy-antler, dinner-diving, bulgy-nose moose? 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. Children will laugh at the running visual joke — what is that little dog looking at? — and ask for repeated reads of this satisfying tale.

* Phyllis Root has written over thirty children's books, however I believe this is the first of hers that we've read.  She takes us on a hunt with several children as our guides, looking for a "long-leggy moose."  There's great use of adjectives is describing the moose and the surroundings "the rocky-blocky, lumpy-bumpy, fuzzy-muzzy hillside."  Plus, there's a great ending to the book!

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.

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