Posted by Venus on Sunday, June 29, 2014
Labels: picture book review
Illustrations by Tom Lichtenheld
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Lights! Camera! Moose!
This is a Moose. But Moose isn't a regular moose, he is a dreamer. He dreams of being an astronaut and going to the moon. Soon a whole cast of characters with unusual talents begin to emerge, from the lacrosse-playing grandma and a superhero chipmunk. The problem is, all these unusual animals are ruining the movie.
This is my favorite picture book to come out this year. Not only was it laugh out loud funny, but a movie set starring a moose felt unique and fun. There were so many great little jokes and asides and a reveal at the end that is both expected, but equally silly. Although I thought this book was fantastic, I do think that it is meant for a little older child on the picture book scale. The jokes were not something that I think a 2-4 year old is going to understand, at least not without a good deal of explaining, but that is okay because there are plenty of other books out there for them.