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I Met a Moose in Maine One Day Hardcover – June 16, 2008


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Product Details

  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Editions (June 16, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933212772
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933212777
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.3 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ed Shankman was born in the Bronx, New York, and lives today in Verona, New Jersey. As a creative director in the advertising industry, he has directed creative efforts for some of the world's best-known companies. Beyond the office, he has always spent his time chasing creative inspiration as a writer, guitar player, and painter. His first book, ""I Went to the Party in Kalamazoo,"" uses rhyme young readers to imagine the ultimate children's party. With illustrator Dave O'Neill, he has created four winning children's titles for Commonwealth Editions.


Dave O'Neill made his published debut with The Boston Balloonies, alongside longtime friend and wordsmith Ed Shankman. Dave has worked as a graphic designer and illustrator since receiving his bachelor of fine arts (BFA) from William Paterson University in 2001. A native of Mount Olive, New Jersey, he now hangs his hat and sharpens his pencils in Montclair. Since Balloonies, he and Shankman have published three more children's titles with Commonwealth Editions.

More About the Author

Ed Shankman¹s entire life has been one long creative project. He has been writing children¹s books since he himself was a child. He has been a performing lead guitar player and an impassioned, if imperfect, painter. He is currently making the rounds with his most cherished project, a novel called the Backstage Man that was written over a period of three decades.

Fittingly, perhaps, Ed has earned a living for most of his adult life as Creative Director at various advertising agencies, using his connection with the creative process to help others make the most of their own creative potential. Prior to entering the advertising industry, Ed spent 7 years as a welder, having mastered the trade while living on an Israeli kibbutz in the late 1970s.

Today, Ed lives in NJ, with his wife, who is the love of his life, and their two cats.

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They laugh out loud throughout the entire story.
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I have an 18 month old that loves it when I read him this book.
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Every page rhymes and the illustrations are big and bright.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jason Victor on July 5, 2008
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I got this book because my son loved the "Boston Balloonies" so much and this had the same illustrator and author. This book tells the story through the eyes of the little boy, so the illustrations are even more expressive. The bright colors and expressive facial expressions on the characters helped captivate my 1 and a half year old. I'll admit that he doesn't have the attention span to get through the whole book yet, but I imagine that it would be perfect for kids starting at 2 and going all the way through grade school.

Just like Boston Balloonies, the text rhymes in a "Suess-ish" fashion, so that also is great for little ears.

It's a nice hard-cover binding with full-color pages. It's not a board book, but the pages are thick enough to not tear easily. Great price!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. J. ONeill on July 9, 2008
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This is a classic young childs book. Told through the eyes of a young boy the book takes on a real young child feel. The rhyming words that make it easy to read and the bright expressive pictures have captivated my young childrens imagination.
I would recommend this book and also the first book by these two creative individuals; The Boston Ballonies.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tina M. Kas on June 5, 2009
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We had the lovely opportunity of meeting the author and illustrator in Verona Park located in NJ. Ed read the story to the kids and Dave was drawing pictures. I have two boys 3 and 5 who absolutely love this book. We read it every day. They laugh out loud throughout the entire story. The pictures are so colorful and bright. Very catching. The story is quite engaging, very Suess like. It just flows wonderfully. I would highly recommend this book. Everyone needs to meet this moose!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Emily Hurst on May 13, 2013
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Cute story for kids. The pictures are really detailed and colorful. Not too hard- good for a beginning reader or a bedtime story.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Solomon on August 12, 2008
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We found this book while vacationing in Maine and it's beautifully illustrated, rhymes, funny, ironic, a good book to enjoy. It's probably perfect for a 3-5 year old but a 2 year old and older kids would probably enjoy it too.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jane A on August 11, 2008
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Loved this book. It is for children and will be enjoyed by the adults reading it to them. The illustrating is great. Highly recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Courtney on August 6, 2013
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My 4 yr old loves this story and it was the perfect gift to give as a thank-you present for our relatives that live in Maine!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Caspao on July 29, 2013
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Recently took a trip to Maine and came across this book. Was a great way for my daughter to commemorate the trip in lieu of things she doesn't really need like stuffed animals. The book is really cute and well written. The entire book rhymes which is perfect to read to a toddler. I highly recommend it!
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