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From award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes this clever, laugh-out-loud picture book about a family's surprising newest member--a moose!
When he first arrives, everyone is expecting the usual kind of baby. But right away, his family notices there's something different about this one. Instead of two feet, he has four hooves. Instead of drinking milk, he eats twigs and weeds. Instead of a tiny human, they bring home a moose baby! With his long legs, silky ears, and sturdy antlers, the moose baby is admired everywhere he goes. Everyone wishes they had a moose baby too. But what will happen when he starts to outgrow their little home?
Here's a delightfully quirky and completely irresistible new sibling picture book about the true meaning of family and the power of love to transcend any difference.
The new baby is adorable, but unlike the rest of his human family, he's also a moose with tiny antlers, a big brown nose, and "four perfect hooves." Nevertheless, the family's love is instant and unconditional: "I felt sad for the other babies. They all looked the same," says the narrator, his older sister, as they leave the hospital. When passersby stare and point, she asserts, "they wish they had a baby like ours." But unconditional love also means doing what's best for their "baby" when the growing moose can no longer live a human life when the house begins to feel too small, and the creature sings sad songs night after night. In a circuitous route across a double spread, the family travels to the mountainous woods, and after sniffing and tasting the new place, the moose gallops away with a new moose friend. Rosoff (the McTavish series) and Ercolini (Not Inside This House!) start with a goofy what-if the improbable digitized tempera vignettes and the moose's Harpo-like reactions are designed to elicit giggles but deepen their story into something much more: one about how loving families stick together, embrace radical acceptance, and know when to let go. Ages 3 7.