Looking for a Moose (Paperback)
An ear-tickling, eye-teasing romp for little listeners, led by an award-winning author and illustrator (ages 3-5).
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.
About the Author
Phyllis Root is the author of more than thirty books for children, including ONE DUCK STUCK, OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY, and the BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award-winning BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Randy Cecil has illustrated many books for children, including the NEW YORK TIMES best-selling AND HERE'S TO YOU! by David Elliott, WE'VE ALL GOT BELLYBUTTONS! by David Martin, and MY FATHER THE DOG by Elizabeth Bluemle. He lives in Houston, Texas.
Root’s jaunty wordplay and Cecil’s textured, hide-and-seek illustrations make this an engaging romp that will be fun to share with one child or many.
With an infectious assertion—"We've never, ever, ever, ever, ever seen a moose. And we really, really, really, really want to see a moose"—four children go in search of the elusive beast...Children should enjoy seeing the diminutive cast confidently scrambling over hill and dale, and sharp-eyed readers will get a kick out of spotting various clues (e.g., skinny tree trunks with hooves) that the moose have actually been following the party all along.
Inventive and appealing illustrations depict these four multiracial moose hunters as they intently search, and the buoyant, rhymed text makes for a stellar read-aloud. An excellent addition to any collection.