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This Is a Moose

Richard T. Morris

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What You Need to Know:
This Is a Moose is laugh out loud funny.
• This story will appeal to a vast age range, due to the clever nature of the story: very young readers and their older
  siblings can read it together.
• This is one of those books adults won't mind reading over and over again.
• The set-up of this book is original, with text bubbles and terrific illustrations, adding to the enjoyment.
Sweet Book Summary:
This is a Moose is hilarious. It's a story of a moose who has big, big dreams. He dreams of being an astronaut. Problem is, he is filming a movie about the life of a moose. His director is exasperated that he is not acting like a proper moose. The director would like to see the moose drink from the lake, eat leaves - do moose things. Moose are not astronauts, they are not lacrosse goalies and they aren't friends with giraffes! When the director reaches his boiling point, he takes a look around and realizes something: not everyone needs to do what is expected of them, including the director, who is a duck!

This is a Moose will make kids laugh and will provide some comfort to kids who are feeling like they don't "fit the mold". I also think it will provide an empathetic view for all kids, maybe it's ok if your friend wants to "color outside the lines".

Author: Richard T. Morris Illustrator: Tom Lichtenheld Published: 2014, 48 pages
Themes: Excellent Read-Aloud, Friendship, Humor, Adventure, Exquisite Illustrations, Individuality
Sweet Discussion Questions:
• How do you think a moose should behave?
• Do you think you should always do what is expected of you? Why or why not?
• When it is appropriate to do what is expected of you and when is it appropriate to do what you want to do?
• Can you imagine another plot line: another animal doing something unexpected?
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Brontorina, James Howe
Woolbur, Leslee Helakoski
Imogenes Antlers, David Small
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.

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