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.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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