From School Library Journal
Grade 1-3–Greene departs from the popular, reality-based Owen Foote series (Houghton) to offer lots of laughs in this easy chapter book. Moose is sad upon losing his very large antlers, but cheers up a bit when his pig friend, Hildy, is now able to observe his pretty eyes and muscular legs, and notes the troubles his antlers brought. In the next chapter, he stays inside during hunting season, spending his time reading, doing puzzles, and drawing impressive pictures, modestly telling the less-talented Hildy that âThere's no good or bad in art…just different styles.' When cabin fever ensues, Moose gets the idea to sell doughnuts, coffee, and original artwork to hunters, hoping they won't recognize him in a blue hat and white apron, making a sale to a naive hunter. In another chapter, this same man finds Moose's old antlers but won't give them back. Finally, Moose's new antlers begin to grow. Fans of Cynthia Rylant's Poppleton (Scholastic) and other readers stepping up to chapter books will laughingly turn these pages and clamor for more. Mathieu's frequent black-and-white illustrations expand on the fun.–Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI
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About the Author
Author Stephanie Greene also wrote Moose and Hildy: Moose’s Big Idea
. In addition, she is the author of the popular Owen Foote
chapter-book series. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Illustrator Joe Mathieu is the illustrator of many popular picture books, including We're Going on a Lion Hunt
, Mrs. Millie Goes to Philly!
, and Pick a Pumpkin, Mrs. Millie!
. He lives in Hudson, Massachusetts.