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The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep: A Maynard Moose Tale [With CD (Audio)]
     

The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep: A Maynard Moose Tale [With CD (Audio)]

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by Willy Claflin, James Stimson (Illustrator)
 
If you love Maynard Moose tales from the Northern Piney Woods, then be forewarned, this book might just be the funniest yet. The fourth installment in the Maynard Moose series, provides the back story for the Maynard Moose tales. In this whimsical telling of how Little Moose struggled with going to sleep each night, you'll meet Little Moose, Maynard's youngest cousin

Overview

If you love Maynard Moose tales from the Northern Piney Woods, then be forewarned, this book might just be the funniest yet. The fourth installment in the Maynard Moose series, provides the back story for the Maynard Moose tales. In this whimsical telling of how Little Moose struggled with going to sleep each night, you'll meet Little Moose, Maynard's youngest cousin and his favorite kin, her parents Mr. and Mrs. Moose, the sheep and most important you'll learn the legend of Mother Moose and her kitchen. You'll also visit Moose Academy where young moose go to learn proper posture, Woodland Skills and counting to three over and over again. This whimsically illustrated story also includes a CD along with a Moose to English dictionary.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2014
Gr 2–5—Claflin shares another tale from the renowned storyteller, Maynard the Moose. Although it might be challenging to read aloud because of the length and frequent use of Moose language, readers with a dramatic flair will have a wonderful time entertaining listeners. The author provides a glossary to help translate some of the Moose words, most of which are simply twisted versions of English words. Little Moose has difficulty falling asleep because his head is filled with ideas. And when he does not sleep, he has a hard time waking up and paying attention in school. Many suggestions are given to Little Moose to help him relax, like sleeping in a tub of mashed potatoes or counting sheep. Counting sheep for Little Moose is not a monotonous repetition of numbers to make him drowsy, but rather turns into a tale of sheep in outer space. Despite the convoluted adventures of the sheep, Maynard does fall asleep. His troubles are over, and he has a successful day at school. This book is not for everyone; readers must enjoy silliness, wordplay, and flights of fancy that do not always make sense. Further, the grammatical liberties that the author uses would not make this a good book for reinforcing English language skills. However, if readers have enjoyed previous Maynard books, they need to wait no longer for more moosie silliness. As with previous Claflin books, an audio CD is included.—Mary Hazelton, formerly at Warren & Waldoboro Elementary Schools, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939160676
Publisher:
August House Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/07/2014
Pages:
36
Sales rank:
797,478
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
AD720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Willy Claflin is an accomplished songwriter, guitarist, singer, and storyteller. He performs his tales across the nation, assisted by Maynard Moose, the last-known teller of ancient Mother Moose tales. Willy grew up an only child in the woods of New Hampshire and spent his childhood daydreaming and impersonating the local wildlife. The Maynard Moose series, co-authored by the Moose himself has won numerous awards, including the Texas Bluebonnet Award, the Anne Izard Storyteller's Choice Award, Storytelling World Award and the NAPPA Gold Award. When he isn't performing, Willy resides in San Francisco, with his wife Jacqueline.

James Stimson is the illustrator of the award-winning series of Maynard Moose Tales and was both author and illustrator of Thirteen O'Clock. Also an accomplished animator, James has worked in feature film animation, notably James and the Giant Peach, as well as commercial illustration. When he isn't working, James lives in northern California.

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The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep: A Maynard Moose Tale [With CD (Audio)] 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While I like the cute story and illustrations, I am frustrated by the incorrect grammar. A book designed for young children can be amusing and entertaining AND teach the correct way to speak (which so many people fail to do in today’s world). I also disliked the introduction of the words “dumb” and “stupid” into my son’s vocabulary. I realize it’s only a matter of time before he learns such things from his peers, but I’m certain the author could have found another way to express the little moose’s displeasure with legumes and an early bedtime. Overall, it’s an entertaining book that kept my son’s attention and made him laugh, but I don’t think I would recommend to others.