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 importantly, 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. Follow Little Moose as she flies through this story. Young readers will relate to her struggle to fall asleep. Little Moose resorts to the tried and true trick of counting sheep, but one those sheep lands right in her room, and off they go!This whimsically illustrated story also includes a CD along with a Moose to English dictionary. This whimsical addition to the Maynard Moose chronicles will teach readers the importance of caring, respect and responsibility.
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.