This Moose Belongs to Me

I think Oliver Jeffers can be classed as a picture book legend. If you’re not so sure, his latest release should convince you.

What words can I use to describe This Moose Belongs to Me? I’ll start with brilliant and grand.

This Moose Belongs to Me is a story about a boy named Wilfred and his moose, Marcel. Wilfred hadn’t always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just knew, that it was meant to be his. Most of the time Marcel was very obedient, abiding by the many rules on ‘How to Be a Good Pet’ (Wilfred knew this “…Mostly because he followed Rule 4 very well: Not making too much noise while Wilfred plays his record collection”).

But one terrible and surprising day, someone else claims Marcel as their own… Is Marcel really Wilfred’s pet after all?

This book has all of Jeffers’ trademarks – brilliantly silly humour, exquisite illustrations and a gentle ‘moral of the story’ (in this case there’s nice messages about ownership and compromise).

This Moose Belongs to Me  is available online from Book Depository. Book Depository deliver free to Australia.

See our previous posts about books by Oliver Jeffers here.


  1. Oohhhh we will have to get this one too! our collection of his stories is reaching epic proportions but the kids just love them :)

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  2. One of my son’s favourite books is Lost and Found, we even bought the shortfilm based on the story, and it’s also great. We love his work!

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