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If You Give a Moose a Muffin Hardcover – September 30, 1991
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From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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To help other parents apply this advice, as a parent of four I consulted an expert, our youngest child, and asked her to share with me her favorite books that were read to her as a young child. If You Give a Moose a Muffin was one of her picks.
This humorous book has to be one of the most imaginative ever written and illustrated!
The premise starts with a child spotting a moose out the window in the back yard. The child beckons to the moose, gives the moose a muffin, opens the kitchen door, and lets the moose in. Holding the muffin in his teeth, the moose obviously seems to need some jam. The child opens the refrigerator and gets out the mother's homemade blackberry jam. The moose quickly starts eating the muffin, now that it has jam on it. Then another, and another . . . and another until they are all gone. He seems to want you to make some more.
One thing connects to another, and before the book ends the moose will get a sweater, make puppets, create the scenery, put on a puppet show, make a mess, clean up the mess, want some more jam, and still wants some more muffins.
The book works at several levels. First, the idea is simply to be a good hostess or host. That's something that all children need to learn. You should try to please your guest. Even if it is a moose!
Second, there is also an analogy to being a parent, helping a child.Read more ›
The book starts with a little boy giving a muffin to the moose right outside his house. The moose gets the muffin, but comes into the house to get some jam to go with it.And of course the one muffin is not enough, the moose wants one more and one more.And as the story goes on the moose gets more and more fantastic ideases. The drawings that goes with the story are so funny, you just have to stop reading all the time to enjoy them.
And exactly like the first book this story makes an eterniy wheel - in the end the moose see some jam, and of course wants a muffin to go with the jam, and we are right back to the beginning. It is a genious way to write for children, and just as much fun for the grown up reader.
My daughter and I only have the first two books in the series yet, but have the others on top of our wish list.
Read the book, with or without a child, and I can promise you the best reading time :-)
My hope is that someone will translate these books into Norwegian, I would love to give all Norwegian chidren the pleasure of discovering them.
Britt Arnhild Lindland in Norway
The illustrations are wonderful, particularly the moose donning a sweater to fight off the chill. Your children will howl with delight.
My daughter keeps using her socks as puppets. :D
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everyone wants to know what happens when you give a moose a muffin!!!!Published 21 days ago by artfairy
Another great book to add to the list of wonderful stories for little boys and girls.Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I absolutely love this book. I had it for my kids when they were little. I just bought it again for my grandson. It is a very cute story.Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
This series is just great. We have all of them and my kids are no longer even teenagers, and they still pull them off the shelf to read once in a while. Read morePublished 1 month ago by SIMMONDS4