Reviewed by: Saydy Odom, Children’s Department
Genre: Picture Book
Suggested Age: Kids
What is the book about?: The Little Moose Who Couldn’t Go to Sleep provides the back story for the Maynard Moose tales. It is the fourth book in the series. This story is about Little Moose, Maynard’s cousin, struggling with going to sleep each night. You will get to meet the sheep that saves the night and learn the legend of Mother Moose and her kitchen. You’ll also visit Moose Academy where young moose go to learn proper posture, woodland skills and counting to three over and over again. Imagine the counting of sheep! This illustrated story also includes a CD along with a Moose to English dictionary. You will definitely need it!
My Review: If you haven’t read any of the Maynard Moose Tales, my son and I highly recommend that you do. This book is great for children and adults alike. I guarantee you will be laughing throughout the whole book. The CD that accompanies the book is a must listen! Willy Claflin does all his own reading, and he’s hilarious. Each of the Maynard Moose Tale books are fine examples of fractured fairy tales. My 9 year old son will tell you that you absolutely have to read Rapunzel and the Seven Dwarfs. That one was his funniest, by far. Visit http://www.willyclaflin.com and check out videos of him reading his stories and putting on puppet shows. This mom and her son are big fans.
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