Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Moose and Magpie by Bettina Restrepo and Illustrated by Sherry Rogers

I was very excited to win Moose and Magpie from Tiff Talks Books. My 3-year old son Kile loves to “read” with me. He loved when it came in the mail and has spent a lot of time looking through it when I am not reading it to him.

Moose and Magpie is the story of the title characters, who are best friends. Magpie loves to tell jokes, but Moose lacks the self-confidence needed to tell his own jokes. Magpie accompanies Moose on his migration. Fun facts are sprinkled throughout the book.

Kile and I think the illustrations are fantastic. Kile really liked the character of Moose. He also really liked learning the fun facts about him. The only negative I have for the book is that the story is rather jumpy. In other words, the story doesn’t seem to flow at times. I thought I had skipped a page, but I really hadn’t. Kile didn’t seem to notice though and really liked it.

Overall it’s a cute book, and a great way to learn about Moose, Magpie, and other animals of the northwoods.


  1. Isn't it fun to win a book?! This looks and sounds like a darling book. Thanks for your review.

    I like the new look of your blog!

  2. Oh, goody. I'm having my first baby in Feb and have been on the look out for some children's books to add to my collection, 'cause I'm not giving this kid a choice. It's going to love story time.

  3. Thanks for the write up! We're pretty dang excited about Moose and Magpie around here. Glad you enjoyed it!

  4. It sounds like we had very similar views on this book! I was wondering if it was just me about the "jumpiness". It's still cute, just not one of my favorites. But, the kids seem to love it which has to say something!!