Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What About Moose? by Corey Rosen Schwartz / Rebecca J. Gomez / Book Review

By: Corey Rosen Schwartz & Rebecca J. Gomez
Illustrated by: Keika Yamaguchi
Published by: Simon & Schuster Kids
Released on: June 9th, 2015
Ages: 4 years & up
Pages: 40
Rating: 5 Owls
Source: book from the publisher / author to review in exchange for my honest review

It takes a team to build a tree house—but what if that team includes one very bossy moose?

When Fox, Toad, Bear, Porcupine, and Skunk set out to build a tree house, they know just what to do: they’ll follow a plan and they’ll work as a team. But when bossy Moose barges in and upends their plans with some of his own, his friends become more and more frustrated…until things go hilariously awry!

This lively rhyming picture book is pure, bouncy fun even as it imparts a subtle lesson about teamwork. Young readers will love to chant along: “But what about you, Moose!”

When a group of friends set out to build a tree house together, things don't go as planned when Moose decides he's in charge and begins to boss everyone around. When something goes wrong, the rest of the friends work together to help Moose. Realizing it's more fun working together as a team, Moose decides to do things his friends way vs his way.

I loved this book! It's a fun, engaging story that tells the importance of team work, and friendship that preschool through second grade readers will understand and enjoy. With it's great illustrations, easy to understand words, and rhyming, this a book that would make a great addition to any home library, school class room, and elementary school library. 

We're huge fans of Corey Rosen Schwartz's books! I was so excited to learn she had a new book coming out this year. If you've not yet picked up any of her children's picture books, you're missing out! Reading Corey's pictures book makes you realize that picture books are for readers of all ages!


  1. Aw, yay :D So glad you liked this one so much Katie. <3 Thank you for sharing about it. It looks SO CUTE :D

  2. Thanks for a great review! I'm glad you enjoyed our little Moose!

  3. VERBUM SAT SAPIENTI: As an ex-writer of the sassy, savvy, schizophenia we all go through in this lifelong demise, I just wanna help U.S. git past the whorizontal more!ass! we're in (Latin: words to the wise)...

    "This finite existence is only a test, son," God Almighty told me in my coma. "Far beyond thy earthly tempest is where you'll find corpulent eloquence" (paraphrased). Lemme tella youse without d'New Joisey accent...

    I actually saw Seventh-Heaven when we died: you couldn't GET any moe curly, 3stooges, party-hardy-endorphins, extravagantly-surplus-lush Upstairs when my beautifull, brilliant, bombastic girl passed-away due to those wry, sardonic satires.

    "Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the Heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightousness as bright as stars for all eternity" -Daniel 12:3

    Here's also what the prolific, exquisite GODy sed: 'the more you shall honor Me, the more I shall bless you' -the Infant Jesus of Prague.

    Go git'm, girl. You're incredible. See you Upstairs. I won't be joining'm in the nasty Abyss where Isis prowls

    PS Need some uncommon, unique, uncivilized names? Lemme gonna gitcha started, brudda:

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    God blessa youse
    -Fr. Sarducci, ol SNL


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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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