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I MET A MOOSE IN MAINE ONE DAY

Author: Ed Shankman

Illustrator: Dave O'Neill

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Publisher: Commonwealth Editions,

Material: hard cover

Summary: A young boy meets a moose in his home in Maine. Together, they have fun exploring local sights and tastes. Along the way, they become great friends. This rhyming picture book takes kids on a tour of Maine.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, playtime reading, family reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 5 to 8

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Reading Level: 2.7

Age of Child: Read with a 3½-year-old boy.

Young Reader Reaction: Our son absolutely loved this book. It was fun, funny and full of illustrations to explore. He loved it when the moose put on sunglasses and started dancing. He also liked when he flew in a biplane.

Adult Reader Reaction: This is a super fun story! I liked that it inspired exploration and adventure as being fun. The illustrations are great.

Pros: A great story filled with fun, funny and silly activities engage young listeners in this story. The illustrations are super.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Borrow or buy. This is a fun story no matter where you live. This appears to be written for a market in Maine tourist shops, and would be an excellent purchase to take home to the grandkids, nieces or nephews.

If You Liked This Book, Try: THE BOSTON BALLOONIES   I WENT TO THE PARTY IN KALAMAZOO   POSTCARDS FROM WASHINGTON, DC / Postales desde Washington DC

Educational Themes: This would be a great book to teach Maine "economy" in elementary schools in Maine and New England.

Notes: Flesch Kincaid reading level .7

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, rhyme animal characters

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2008

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