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There are No Moose on this Island!

Hardcover, 32 pages, 9 x 11, Children's, Ages 4-9

ISBN: 978-1-934031-34-6



About this Book:

Bronze Medal, Picture Book (All Ages), 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award

Jake's excited about going on a trip to an island, and he really, really, really wants to see a moose. But his dad insists: There are no moose on this island. Both Jake and a friendly moose would like to disagree!

In playful rhymes, author Stephanie Calmenson brings the reader along with Jake and his dad, as they explore the mammals, birds, insects, and sea life on and around the island. With graceful illustrations by Jennifer Thermes, Jake (and the reader) start to see the moose, a little bit at a time, but Dad's either got his nose in a book or has binoculars glued to his eyes. In the end, it's Jake who shows his dad the value of putting aside the guidebook and ferry schedule to truly experience the beauty and magic of the outdoors.

No Moose Children's Book
  • No Moose Children's Book
  • No Moose Back Cover

Enjoy the outdoors
"Calmenson writes in quatrains with a humorous point of view. Thermes' brightly hued watercolors are lively and appealing, with the sky and waters in lovely shades of blue ... the story is entertaining and would serve as a good introduction to family outings. A valuable reminder to enjoy the outdoors and keep an eye out for possibilities!
" — Kirkus Reviews

A fun and important read
"A father takes his son to the wilderness on an island off the coast of Maine, but the parent spends more time reading his guidebook than paying attention to the wildlife. In the end, it’s young Jake who teaches the value and enjoyment of nature. Gorgeously painted seals, hawks, deer, and squirrels prance across these pages, and the humorous rhyme and rhythm of the text hops playfully as well. Both a fun and important read."
ForeWord Reviews

Stephanie Calmenson

About this Author

Stephanie Calmenson is the author of more than one hundred books for children, including Dinner at the Panda Palace, A PBS StoryTime Book; The Principal's New Clothes; Jazzmatazz!; Late



About this Illustrator

Jennifer Thermes is the illustrator of There are No Moose on this Island and The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! by Rebecca Rule, which received a starred review from Kirkus.



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