Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep (A Maynard Moose Tale), by Willy Claflin (illustrated by James Stimson)

The Little Moose Who Couldn't Go to Sleep
A Maynard Moose Tale
Author: Willy Claflin
Illustrator: James Stimson
Publisher: August House
Publication Date: March 7, 2014
Source: NetGalley
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 For readers like me who are not familiar with the tales of Maynard Moose from the Northern Piney Woods, the author helpfully includes the following warning:

WARNING: This Book Contains Moose grammar, spelling and usage. All of which has been known to scrumble up the human brain. 

No kidding! This Mother Goose with a twist tale is hard to read aloud at times, but certainly worth the effort. It's clearly written by someone who is himself a storyteller and I'd much rather have heard him tell it than to "scrumble" about with the Moosey words. Luckily, it looks like the hardcover will be released with a CD. Huzzah! I haven't heard it yet because I only read an advanced digital edition (thank-you, Net Galley), but even that was a big hit in my house. Magda absolutely loved it!

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