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Moose, Goose, and Mouse



by
Mordicai Gerstein

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Holiday House
Imprint
Holiday House
ISBN
9780823447602
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Giggles guaranteed! Moose, Goose, and Mouse ride a loose caboose on their way to finding a new house! This funny book by a Caldecott winning author-illustrator promotes foundational reading skills.

“Help!” yelled Mouse.
“It’s no use!” said Goose.
“This is fun,” said Moose,
“riding in a loose caboose.”

Then…BONK!…the train hits a tree near the sea, where they find the sunny, funny house of their dreams.

An upbeat story about finding the perfect home is accompanied by fun, cartoony art with hilarious details and rhyming and alliterative text to encourage word play. 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 his all of his books.Full-color illustrations created with ink, pencil, and watercolor on paper and digital collage.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

11" x 8 4/5"

Dewey

E

AR

1.6: points 0.5

Genre

Fiction

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2021

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Railroad trains. Moose. Geese. Mice. Dwellings. Humorous stories.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–“Moose, Goose, and Mouse had a house,“ where the roof leaks every time it rains. Patches show on rickety ceilings and walls, and water drips endlessly into anything that holds water: a tub, a pot, a bucket, a boot, or a cup. The house is wet, old, and moldy. All three shiver with cold, wishing earnestly for a sunny, funny house (or even one with a bunny). And so they decide to take a train in the rain to look for a new home. Ink, pencil, and watercolor illustrations on paper and digital collage feature the trio of whimsical cartoon figures in scenes that invite readers to investigate detail and allow questions and inference. The three board a train caboose headed up a steep slope, but suddenly a bow-tied rope connecting the car gives way. Off runs the loose caboose to the right, compelling readers to turn the page. A line of text follows the trio as a creative twist on a normal train ride resembles a roller coaster out of control—visual momentum of text and caboose up and down, up and down, over hill and downhill until movement stops in a sunny, happy place where all feel at home. VERDICT A suggested purchase for all libraries, this title combines rhyming text that encourages identification of words by young readers and invites “all aboard!” for a thrill ride with a gleeful threesome.–Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano I.S.D., TX

Horn Book

A green moose, a pink mouse, and a blue goose all live in a rickety house. Deciding they’ve had enough of this dirty and drippy dwelling, they dream up a new home for themselves with some very important criteria: it must be sunny, funny…and have a bunny. A raucous, semi-rhyming journey ensues when “Moose, Goose, and Mouse took a train in the rain to look for a house.” Their ride in the caboose (where else?) takes them up and down a series of hills when suddenly—“ooooops!”—the caboose comes loose. Much to the animals’ surprise, their roller-coaster of a train ride helps them find just what they were looking for. Gerstein and Mack’s watercolor, ink, and digital collage illustrations come to life through bold colors and thin outlines that reverberate with every wiggle, wobble, bonk, and crash; an appended note by Mack explains their bittersweet collaboration (Gerstein, when he was ill, asked Mack to complete the work). Simple sentences with predictable structures and plenty of rhyme will both support independent readers and make for comedic read-alouds. Fans of Jan Thomas’s picture books and Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie series will happily befriend this trio of whimsical creatures in their delightfully slapstick adventure. GRACE MCKINNEY

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-K–“Moose, Goose, and Mouse had a house,“ where the roof leaks every time it rains. Patches show on rickety ceilings and walls, and water drips endlessly into anything that holds water: a tub, a pot, a bucket, a boot, or a cup. The house is wet, old, and moldy. All three shiver with cold, wishing earnestly for a sunny, funny house (or even one with a bunny). And so they decide to take a train in the rain to look for a new home. Ink, pencil, and watercolor illustrations on paper and digital collage feature the trio of whimsical cartoon figures in scenes that invite readers to investigate detail and allow questions and inference. The three board a train caboose headed up a steep slope, but suddenly a bow-tied rope connecting the car gives way. Off runs the loose caboose to the right, compelling readers to turn the page. A line of text follows the trio as a creative twist on a normal train ride resembles a roller coaster out of control—visual momentum of text and caboose up and down, up and down, over hill and downhill until movement stops in a sunny, happy place where all feel at home. VERDICT A suggested purchase for all libraries, this title combines rhyming text that encourages identification of words by young readers and invites “all aboard!” for a thrill ride with a gleeful threesome.–Mary Elam, Learning Media Services, Plano I.S.D., TX

Horn Book

A green moose, a pink mouse, and a blue goose all live in a rickety house. Deciding they’ve had enough of this dirty and drippy dwelling, they dream up a new home for themselves with some very important criteria: it must be sunny, funny…and have a bunny. A raucous, semi-rhyming journey ensues when “Moose, Goose, and Mouse took a train in the rain to look for a house.” Their ride in the caboose (where else?) takes them up and down a series of hills when suddenly—“ooooops!”—the caboose comes loose. Much to the animals’ surprise, their roller-coaster of a train ride helps them find just what they were looking for. Gerstein and Mack’s watercolor, ink, and digital collage illustrations come to life through bold colors and thin outlines that reverberate with every wiggle, wobble, bonk, and crash; an appended note by Mack explains their bittersweet collaboration (Gerstein, when he was ill, asked Mack to complete the work). Simple sentences with predictable structures and plenty of rhyme will both support independent readers and make for comedic read-alouds. Fans of Jan Thomas’s picture books and Mo Willems’s Elephant and Piggie series will happily befriend this trio of whimsical creatures in their delightfully slapstick adventure. GRACE MCKINNEY

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