Schwartz, Corey Rosen and Rebecca J. Gomez. Illustrated by Keika Yamaguchi. What About Moose? Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2015. $17.99. ISBN 978-1-4814-0496-9. Unp. Ages 4-8. P8 Q8
This is a funny story about a Moose who is a little bossy when helping his animal friends build a tree fort. He ends up getting stuck inside but then the others work together and devise a fun way to get him out. The story uses some big words that will be great to increase a child’s vocabulary and start a conversation, such as foreman, imperfections, inspections, etc. I also think this story could start a discussion of how important it is to explain oneself and not just start bossing everyone.
December 2015 review by Melinda Dye.