This Moose Belongs to Me

Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Review

Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn't always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his.

In this heartwarming story of a small boy and a very large moose, the earnest Wilfred, in his bow-tie and braces, names his new friend Marcel, and sets about explaining the rules of How to Be a Good Pet. The problem is that Marcel doesn't seem to be too bothered about rules - he's really much more interested in apples. All the same, the two get along just fine, until one day in the deep dark woods, someone else claims the moose as their own...

Taking a typically inventive and ingenious approach to the picture book format, award winning author-illustrator Oliver Jeffers has placed his own simple illustrations against the background of landscape paintings by American artist Alexander Dziquirski. The dramatic mountain ranges and grand, sweeping plains create an absurd and very entertaining contrast with the far more ordinary nature of Wilfred's struggles with his reluctant pet. Full of wit and warmth, this charming picture book about friendship and the nature of ownership will delight Jeffers' many fans.

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