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What Use is a Moose?
by Martin Waddell (more about Martin Waddell) 221/140 illustrated by Arthur Robins
first published 1996
Early Years for ages 3 to 7 published by Candlewick Press
Mrs Mad's humble opinion
8/10 You are working hard. Well done.
What's it about?
Jack brings back a moose, but Mum has said he can only stay if he has a use. But what use is a moose?
What happens?
Jack befriends a moose in the woods and wants it to stay at his house. So begins an hilarious account of how the moose tries to be useful but always with disastrous results.
Is it easy to read?
Large print and few words to the page make this a good choice for younger readers. Some words will need to be explained.
Anything else?
I really like this book as does the three-year-old whose copy I borrowed. The illustrations are lovely and make the things the moose tries to do really funny. A great story to read to a young child and a good confidence boost to the young reader.
Other books by Martin Waddell include A Kitten Called Moonlight, Can't You Sleep, Little Bear?, Mimi And The Blackberry Pies, Mimi And The Picnic, Once There Were Giants, Rosie's Babies, Snow Bears, The Big Big Sea, The Pig in the Pond, Tom Rabbit.
Who says so?
This review by Mrs Mad.
The publisher reckons...
When Jack's efforts to find a use for the moose he has brought home end in disaster, Jack's mother says the moose has to go--until she realizes that being loved is the best use of all.
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