Thursday, February 14, 2013

Book Review: This Moose Belongs to Me

As a girl, I loved moose. I read every moose book in my little library, collected stuffed versions, stickers, keychains, figurines. I even named our very large dog, Moose. I was a little obsessed. Luckily, I have lived most of my life in New England where Moose goods are not too hard to come by. Strangely, I have yet to see a real live moose. But I digress... Today's review? This Moose Belongs to Me, by Oliver Jeffers. How could I NOT buy this book? I love the washy brown moose, big headed protagonist Wilfred, and the brilliant combination of oil landscapes and painterly, stylized characters.

The story equal parts about assumptions, animal ownerships, wild animals, being a good friend, and the freedom of being a child.

What a lovely imagination Oliver Jeffers has, right? Brilliant.


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Jenn Bower said...

I went on a moose sketching kick after I bought this book several weeks ago. Great review. I keep looking back at it and saying 'I want to paint with that kind of abandon.' It is, by far, my favorite book purchase.

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Love these illustrations :)))