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MOOSE EGGS: OR, WHY MOOSE HAVE FLAT ANTLERS
Author: Susan Williams Beckhorn
Publisher: NATIONAL BOOK NETWORK, Jul 2008
Whimsical story of 2 earnest but not very well informed friends, Moose & his buddy Grouse, who attempt to find & incubate ?moose eggs? so Moose can have some youngsters to raise. Gives young readers a charmingly imaginative explanation of how Moose got his big, flat antlers; droopy nose; & seemingly too-large feet. 32 Color illus; 8x10 inches, 32 pgs.
Illustrated by Helen Stevens.
Moose Eggs is the whimsical story of two earnest but not very well informed friends, Moose and his buddy Grouse, who attempt to find and incubate ?moose eggs? so Moose can have some youngsters to raise. No surprise that they are not successful. Fortunately, Moose?s wife and Mrs. Grouse manage to take care of the child-rearing business quite well despite their partners? misguided attempts to be helpful.
In this just-so story, author Susan Beckhorn gives young readers a charmingly imaginative explanation of how Moose got his big, flat antlers; droopy nose; and seemingly too-large feet.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
"Moose Eggs is ... hilarious.... Beckham's explanation [about why moose have flat antlers] is charmingly silly, but it also cleverly touches on animal relationships and where animal babies come from.... Beautifully illustrated." --Kennebec Journal, Augusta, Maine
"A storyteller's charmer if there ever was one. The tale is a hoot-and-a-half, the illustrations chuckle right off the page, and no one will be bored with the READ-IT-AGAIN chant." --The Courier-Gazette, Rockland, Maine
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
SUSAN BECKHORN wrote three previous books -- one of which was a Junior Library Guild Selection. Her stories have appeared in Cricket, Highlights for Children, and other magazines. She lives in Rexville, New York.
Award-winning artist HELEN STEVENS is a graduate of San Francisco State University. She also attended the University of Maryland, Philadelphia Museum College of Fine Art, and Pasadena City College. She lives in Gardiner, Maine.