Duck Duck Moose

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Overview

An unlikely trio heads south for the winter!

Moose loves the Great North Woods because they're nice and cold, his buddy Bear lives there, and the pancakes are top-notch. He doesn't usually go south for the winter, but with Bear off hibernating and the Pancake Hut closing until spring, he figures he might as well take the great schlep with Duck and Other Duck. The trio ends up in the exotic land of Florida and Moose is forever dazzled.

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Overview

An unlikely trio heads south for the winter!

Moose loves the Great North Woods because they're nice and cold, his buddy Bear lives there, and the pancakes are top-notch. He doesn't usually go south for the winter, but with Bear off hibernating and the Pancake Hut closing until spring, he figures he might as well take the great schlep with Duck and Other Duck. The trio ends up in the exotic land of Florida and Moose is forever dazzled.

Dave Horowitz brings to life the joy of discovering a place completely unlike home-as well as the thrills of bringing a little bit of vacation back home with you!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula Rohrlick
Moose likes the Great North Woods of New Hampshire just fine in winter, but, when it starts to get cold, his two friends, Duck and Other Duck, pack up to go south. They invite Moose to come along, and, rather reluctantly, he embarks on a car trip to Florida with them. Brightly colored, cartoonish illustrations outlined in black depict their adventures, from the long drive down I-95, complete with sightseeing and urgent bathroom stops, to a day at the beach in Florida and fruit-picking (Moose picks his nose instead). In the end, Moose is sorry to leave to go back north again when winter ends. Anyone who has ever been on a family road trip will be able to relate to this tale of a migrating moose, who in the end finds a way to bring a bit of Florida back with him. The sense of humor is broad if rather corny, which helps make this a fun read-aloud for preschoolers and adults alike. It is simple enough for early readers to tackle on their own, too. Reviewer: Paula Rohrlick
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Every young kid who has been dragged along on a road trip will enjoy this simple picture book.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2—In a hilarious take on family vacations, two ducks convince a reluctant New Hampshire moose to join them on their migratory car trip to Florida for the winter. A poor sport on the journey, Moose finds the warm, fun-filled sunshine state to be more exciting than he could possibly have imagined. When it's time to return home, a crying Moose is loathe to leave (to the disgust of his duck buddies) but then finds he can create a bit of Florida up north. The delight in this book is in Horowitz's goofy characters. The pencil and charcoal cartoons, digitally colored in bright hues, show an endearing protagonist that youngsters will embrace. Easy enough to read independently, and funny enough for adults to enjoy sharing with children, this book about a road-tripping trio will be welcome in most collections.—Marge Loch-Wouters, La Crosse Public Library, WI
Kirkus Reviews
Moose embodies Newton's First Law of Motion: Bodies at rest stay at rest. Moose loves his northland home, but as his pals Duck and Other Duck start packing for migration, and it looks like the North is shutting down for the winter, he agrees to accompany the ducks on their southern road trip. There he finds a place equally as enjoyable as New England. Point made: Geography is relative and home is where you make it. But the fun here is in the visuals. Start with Duck and Other Duck's beaks being their noses (same for the chickens with which they share a traffic jam in Georgia), the autumn leaves that look like lollipops, the cockamamie cartography, the days caught in goofy tourist postcards. Then the seasons turn and the ducks get itchy feet, though Moose wants his to do nothing more than stay at rest. The nugget of warmth here is in the First Law of Moving-whether it be for a vacation or away from home altogether, it may very well result in the unexpected reaction of happiness. (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399247828
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/29/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 338,455
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.58 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Horowitz
Dave Horowitz
Dave Horowitz has written and illustrated several picture books, including Humpty Dumpty Climbs Again, Twenty-six Princesses and Five Little Gefiltes. He lives in Rosendale, New York.
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  • Posted May 29, 2014

    My 6 yr old daughter has loved this book for over a year. Even

    My 6 yr old daughter has loved this book for over a year. Even though I believe she has it memorized, it is still one of her favorites and is read regularly. She loves Moose and how silly he is compared to the ducks.

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  • Posted December 6, 2009

    Very Cute

    My girls (6 1/2 and 5) and I love reading this book together. We're so glad we found it! It's just a nice, quick, funny read that gets us all giggling together!

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