Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chocolate Moose review

Chocolate Moose

Chocolate Moose loves chocolate almost as much as he loves to help. When this BIG moose starts helping in Mrs. Mouse's LITTLE kitchen, the only thing he cooks up is a huge chocolate mess! But Mrs. Mouse's four little mice don't mind at all-could this messy baker make the perfect babysitter? (goodreads summary)

Poor Moose...he loves chocolate so much he decides to apply for a job in a bakery and it turns out to be harder than he thought.  The story was cute and the pictures were soft and pleasing to the eye. I think children will like seeing Moose try hard even though everything turns into a bit of a disaster. Pancake batter ends up on the ceiling and young ones will think "oh no, not again" at another one of Moose's mishaps! Luckily, Mrs. Mouse is very patient and sees potential for Moose to fit in somewhere anyway.  This would make for a nice read aloud during quiet time as the words and illustrations seemed calming and peaceful.  It would be a "just right book" for ages 3-7.~

Title: Chocolate Moose
Author: Maggie Kneen
Genre: Picture Book Fiction
Pub. Date:  January 2011, Penguin Group
Hardcover, 32 pgs.

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