A roving, rhyming tale about three friends in search of the perfect new home. Giggles guaranteed!
Moose, Goose, and Mouse need a new house, so they set off in search of one. But when their caboose comes loose, they're off on a wild adventure—with a perfect surprise waiting at the end.
The rollicking story is a delight to read aloud, paired with boldly-colored, expressive illustrations. This zany friendship tale is sure to be a favorite.
Author Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott medalist, was a four-time New York Times best illustrated book winner. Moose, Goose, and Mouse is the culmination of the humor, wit, and joy that he brought to all of his books. A heartfelt letter from Jeff Mack, who worked with Gerstein to finish the art, celebrates the legacy of this talented artist.
With fun rhymes, wordplay, and alliteration, Moose, Goose, and Mouse promotes foundational skills for young readers. Officially leveled using the Fountas & Pinnell Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System, Moose Goose, and Mouse is a Level I book, perfect for late first-grade readers.
A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection
This bubbly early reader by the late Caldecott Medalist, with colorwork completed by Mack (Just a Story), imagines three animal housemates looking for a new place to live. Green Moose has wavy antlers and wobbly legs, blue Goose has an undulating neck, and hot pink Mouse's tail resembles a tightly coiled watch spring. Their home is a mess, with wonky windows and the door off its hinges; it's "wet and old," "full of mold," and "very cold!" And what they seek is modest: a house that's "sunny" and "funny" and features "a bunny." A loose caboose and a precipitous hill lead to an unexpected home in an unexpected place one that fulfills all their requirements. The text hews to early reader style, with rhymes that make it easy to guess which words are coming, and there's enough bonkers activity that the pages almost turn themselves. Gerstein's sweet-tempered, sunny view of life shines through this story of a group of creatures who promptly realize that what seems like a chaotic accident is actually the home they've been looking for. Ages 3 7. \n