Review | What About Moose? by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez

The author provided us with a digital copy of the book for review. We loved it so much, we checked it out of the library to read again!

“I don’t want to give it back! I want to keep it!”

What About Moose?

That was my four-year-old’s reaction when I told him we had to take Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez’s What About Moose? back to the library. This book has become a regular read for us, and one we will be purchasing soon. It’s a great book for teachers or moms with multiple kids who deal with bossiness. Schwartz shared with me that the inspiration for the story comes from her own children!

Fox and her friends have plans to build a treehouse, and they’re excited to work together as a team. But when Moose shows up, he decides he wants to be the boss – without doing any of the work. His lack of listening gets him into quite a pinch, and he ends up needing the help of his friends to get him out.

This is a great book for character development and teaching kids about teamwork and friendship. I would’ve loved to have this book in my classroom when I was teaching preschool! There are also bright and fun illustrations, and plenty of laughs to keep kids interested. My boys’ favorite line?  “You’re squishing my butt!”

I’m a big fan of Corey Rosen Schwartz and her books (check out her entries on our Ninja list), and this newest work does not disappoint! What About Moose? is 40 pages long and is published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers.

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Crystal is an activist, feminist, and mom of three. She loves reading, crochet, and enjoying her family and friends. She lives with her family in Indianapolis.

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