Moose and Magpie
Sylvan Dell Publishing (2009)
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 5) and Mom for Reader Views (8/09)
In “Moose and Magpie,” Moose has a bird friend called Magpie. Magpie loves to tell jokes and the book is full of them. In the course of Moose and Magpie’s story, the reader also learns facts about both moose and magpies.
Cayden: “I liked the jokes that Magpie told. I thought they were pretty funny! I learned a lot of things about moose – like I learned that when their antlers fall off that deer lick them for vitamins. The games at the end were fun too!”
“Moose and Magpie” by Bettina Restrepo is a fun and educational book. Each page tells Moose and Magpie’s story but in smaller print at the bottom there is a fact presented relating to the events taking place. Both my child and I learned many interesting facts about moose. The “For Creative Minds” section at the end of the book provides more related educational opportunities and also invites the reader to visit their website for more information. We visited the website and there are tons of great links and wonderful teaching activities. We could spend hours there!