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From the award winning creative team who brought you The Uglified Ducky, winner of the 2011 Texas Bluebonnet Award,Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs, and The Bully Goat Grim comes the fourth fractured fairy tale from Maynard Moose. The Little Moose Who Couldn’t go to Sleep practically named itself. Part cautionary tale, part travelogue, Little Moose will take you places no moose has been before, well except Mother Moose. Nevermind that. If you want to do well in school, impress your parents and show up your siblings, a good night’s sleep is essential. So grab a cup of tea, hang on for a ride into space and learn the secret of, uh, of MAHHH Dingy-Ding!
Includes a Moose / English glossary to help everyone follow the action.
I'm mixed on my review of this book, Miss Grace thought it was hilarious and loved it.
As a parent, I'm all for books that keep my kid interested and reading, but the 'moose' language/grammar speak seems odd to me, when you have a series of books for kids. I could see where it could lead to mis-pronunciations during reading in class, and cause more issues for your child. So I would seriously recommend it for a child who is already a secure reader, and make sure that the moose language not English language connection is really stressed.
The story itself is quite cute, and the illustrations bright and kid friendly. I loved how Moose solved her own problems is a great lesson for kids. So we recommend it, but with some caveats!
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