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Mossy Hardcover – September 18, 2012
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Second, the storyline is always tender with a lovely moral to be shared. One cannot go wrong with any of her books.
Mossy, a young Eastern Box turtle loves the damp coolness of Lilypad pond and spends so much time there that little pieces of moss begin to grow on her back. As the season changes, the moss and other seeds begin to grow and Mossy is able to look into the water and see the beautiful garden that is growing on her back.
One day, as she is looking into the water a pair of beautiful red eyes looks back at her. Scoot, a young male turtle, has never been as fascinated with another turtle as he is with Mossy.
Young love must have its challenges and when a botanist discovers Mossy, she is whisked away to be the center attraction at a local museum. The two young turtles long for each other and it takes the loving heart of a young child to see what Mossy is missing.
The illustrations are what will keep you coming back to this book. Around each of the pages is a border that a young child and reader can point to and discuss. Butterflies and mushroom and seashells, plus so much more to keep each entertain throughout several reading of this wonderful book.
I highly recommend both this and any book that has been written and illustrated by Jan Brett.
There is the art work. My goodness Jan Brett is one of the best. I am quite familiar with her work with "Gingerbread Friends," "The Three Snow Bears," and "The Mitten" being among my favorite. It was "The Mitten" that hooked me on her work. Her depictions of nature; flowers, plants, animals are absolutely stunning and eye catching.
There is the story. This may be a children's book but it teaches lessons is a very subtle way which gives the adult reader, as they read this one with a child, all kinds of openings for good discussion. There is the fact that animals really should not be taken from nature even though they may seem like ideal pets (Or museum displays in this case). Thousands of "critters" are lost each year simply because they look cute. Turtles are especially vulnerable. A turtle in its natural surroundings is much more appealing and much happier than one in a cage, not matter how nice the cage is.
There is the little sneaky history lesson here. This work gives the adult an opportunity to give the child a wonderful little mini lesson as to Edwardian times; their culture, clothing and life style.
There is the lesson dealing with compassion. The children most certainly showed this compassion and they acted upon it.
There is the fact that children simply like this work and enjoy having it read to them over and over again.Read more ›
The book is a great size to handle. The colors are so beautiful and the story is superb.
The value of the book is supreme. It arrived quickly and in perfect shape.
What a wonderful transaction.
Thank you so much.
A Jan Brett and Amazon fan.
I have read "Mossy" countless times since my children and I found this gem of a book at the library. We have our own copy now, which we read at least a few times a week, and my three-year-old and five-year-old daughters can't get enough of it. Even my nine-year-old son lingers when we sit down to read this book out loud. They soak up all the beautiful drawings and sneak-peeks that Jan includes on the edges of so many of her stories.
Sweet, adorable story with just enough drama and a happy ending.
My three-year-old sometimes sleeps with this book. And every turtle we see in another book, at the pet store, etc. is now either christened "Mossy" or "Scoot".
Jan Brett is a fantastic author and artist, and our family appreciates her books and creativity so much!
FYI, if you go to janbrett.com and type "Mossy" in the search field, there are some cute printables she's made, including one where your child can cut out flowers and moss and decorate Mossy's shell with.
This story did not grab me as much as some of her other stories, but the drawings were great, and my kindergarten granddaughter loved it.
As a companion book, I chose a National Geographic book about sea turtles.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love Jan Brett's books, and this one is so beautiful! The pictures of native flowers and wildlife are beautiful! Great book to treasure with kids!Published 1 month ago by NaturalistRP
One of the best children's books. Great moral lesson and absolutely beautiful drawings.Published 2 months ago by VanGogh
What a funny idea for a book! The story is sweet, and the illustrations are beautiful!Published 11 months ago by Amy in KY
Obvioulsy a hit had to read it to our grand daughter 4 times the first time she got the bookPublished 11 months ago by Robert L. Halvorson