5 Minutes for Books: I Met a Moose in Maine One Day

by Stacey

It’s no secret…Moose are my absolute favorite animals. There is just something about their big bodies and heads balancing on those long skinny legs. How can you not just love them!

Needless to say, I was very happy when given the chance to review Shankman and O’Neill’s I Met a Moose in Maine One Day!!!

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I Met a Moose in Maine One Day tells the tale of a boy as he travels through Maine with his newly acquired house guest, a Moose! From shopping and dancing to planes and log-rolling, they take in all the sites of Maine. Of course having fun at every stop!

My daughter loves the artwork and how the moose tries to hide behind a lamp while playing hide-and-seek. She cracks up at that part every time! I love the story itself and how fun it is to read, a lot like Dr. Seuss. We’ve actually read the story so many times now that my daughter knows what is coming up before I even turn the page!!!

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All of Shankman and O’Neill’s books are amazing. Clever stories that my girls want to hear over and over again and illustrations that draw you in to each page of the book. You can read our reviews of Boston Balloonies and The Cods of Cape Cod here and here.

All of these books would make great gifts this holiday season. You can purchase any of these books online. And, once your child has fallen in love with these books (which won’t take long), have them get creative and submit their book fan art to Shankman and O’Neill (details on their website)!!!

You can learn more about these wonderful books and what you can expect next from Shankman and O’Neill by visiting these sites:

We are excited to be giving away a SIGNED copy of I Met a Moose in Maine One Day to one lucky reader! This is a great opportunity to not only receive an amazing book but a signed copy!!! To enter simply leave a comment on this post. This giveaway is open until Friday, November 6 and is open to US shipping addresses.

And don’t forget to check-out our reviews of The Boston Balloonies and The Cods of Cape Cod on 5 Minutes for Giveaways and 5 Minutes for Books where you can enter to win signed copies of each of those books as well!!!

The winner of Touched by a Vampire is #7 Benita G.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributing Editor: Stacey Lynn



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Stacey is a chocolate addict! Especially dark chocolate!!! When she's not indulging in chocolate, she tries to parent her two very energetic girls and their even more energetic Boxer. She loves writing, spending time with her husband, watching Jeopardy!, and checking out the latest in tech and gadgets. In the time when she's not doing all of that stuff, she is plotting world domination and trying to convince her husband that they need to move somewhere warmer!

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1 Susan October 19, 2009 at 12:22 am

That book looks so funny. My girls would love it, I’m sure… (but don’t enter me in the contest, since this is Susan talking.)

Moose are funny looking animals that is for sure.

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2 Krista October 19, 2009 at 1:26 am

I love moose too! This would be fun!

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3 Michele Judd October 19, 2009 at 1:49 am

This looks like a great holiday gift! It’s always great to give books.

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4 susan October 19, 2009 at 1:55 am

The illustrations just look so captivating! What a wonderful addition to any library!

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5 blueviolet October 19, 2009 at 6:09 am

What a wonderful gift idea!

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6 Deanne Foote October 19, 2009 at 6:11 am

I love the illustration of the moose attempting to hide behind the light! I had never heard of the books or the author before so I will definitely have to add that to our library list for the coming week! Looks like a really fun read!

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7 Carey October 19, 2009 at 7:24 am

What a cute book! The illustrations are beautiful! I would love to win this for my son.

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8 JRG October 19, 2009 at 8:04 am

Cool! I like moose(s).

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9 Tanya W. October 19, 2009 at 8:27 am

My twin boys love visiting their grandparents during the summer at the appropriately named Moosehead Lake in Maine. This would be the perfect book for them to cherish along with their annual summer memories!

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10 Amanda R. October 19, 2009 at 8:37 am

We’re always up to new books around our house, and this looks really cute!! We would love to get a copy!
Thanks!

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11 Mama Zen October 19, 2009 at 9:14 am

This sounds really cute!

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12 Amy October 19, 2009 at 9:31 am

What a fun book. My kids would love it!

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13 Keith Wilcox October 19, 2009 at 9:45 am

I love moose too. Ever seen the video of the moose in Alaska that got drunk off of fermented apples from some guy’s orchard? It’s downright hilarious. They have such long legs that anything they do is funny, especially drunk :-)

The book looks great! you’re right that the artwork would be a selling point for the kids. My boys might be slightly too old for it. But, It’s a great suggestion for my sisters kids who are 2,3, and 4. thanks!

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14 Cassidy October 19, 2009 at 9:59 am

This book looks great! My children would love it.

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15 Jessica Harwood October 19, 2009 at 10:05 am

Please enter me! I love children’s books and this one looks like so much fun!

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16 Stephanie October 19, 2009 at 10:16 am

My son loves balloons. This book would be great!

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17 Lisa October 19, 2009 at 11:01 am

Oooh, hope I can win this for my kids!

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18 Jen October 19, 2009 at 11:03 am

As a Mainer, I would love to share this book with my children.

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19 Thena October 19, 2009 at 11:55 am

Looks like a great book. Reminds me of If you give a mouse a cookie.

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20 Elizabeth October 19, 2009 at 12:16 pm

what an adorable book! we have family in maine, so my kids love stories that take place there.

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21 Kayla Snell October 19, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I’ve been looking forward to reading these books, but they aren’t at my library!

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22 Misty Seaton October 19, 2009 at 1:42 pm

This looks like a great book with awesome illustrations! I would love to give that as a holiday gift for my two toddler boys!

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23 Jingle October 19, 2009 at 2:55 pm

This book looks so adorable!

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24 Lisa B. October 19, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I’ve lived in Maine my whole life & still think moose are pretty cool. I know my boys would LOVE this book!

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25 Michelle October 19, 2009 at 3:28 pm

My sons favorite book for the first year of his life was about a moose. I bet he would love this!

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26 Kelly October 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm

What a cute book! Sign me up!

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27 Karen October 19, 2009 at 3:38 pm

I grew up in Alaska and Moose were wandering around all the time. I think this book is too cute and I would love to share it with my children.

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28 Dezi Allen October 19, 2009 at 3:57 pm

The pictures look so cute!

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29 Jen October 19, 2009 at 6:09 pm

What a great book to ad to our library ;)

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30 Urailak October 19, 2009 at 6:21 pm

I’d love to win this cute book for my kids. Please count me in. Thanks!

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31 Jennifer3 October 19, 2009 at 6:47 pm

This looks so cute! What a great gift idea!

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32 Kristie October 19, 2009 at 8:44 pm

What a cute book!

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33 Bess October 19, 2009 at 8:49 pm

This book looks great! The illustrations are awesome! My daughter loves to be read to, and this would be great. :)

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34 andrea v October 19, 2009 at 8:52 pm

This book looks so cute, my kids would love it

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35 Melissa October 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm

A child’s library can never have too many books. This would make a great addition.

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36 Jen October 19, 2009 at 9:48 pm

This looks adorable! Count me in !

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37 angie October 19, 2009 at 10:03 pm

sounds like a cool read alound book my lil ones are sure to love
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38 Cindy B. in Montana October 19, 2009 at 10:11 pm

My grandson loves moose after seeing one when he was visiting last summer. He’d love this book :)

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39 Marj McClendon October 19, 2009 at 10:26 pm

We have never been fortunate enough to see a moose. How funny this book sounds. I can’t wait to read it to the kids.

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40 Marj McClendon October 19, 2009 at 10:26 pm

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41 Staci A October 19, 2009 at 11:52 pm

This looks like an adorable book! Thanks for the chance!

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42 Terra Heck October 20, 2009 at 7:06 am

Looks like a darling book. Please count me in to win.
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43 GAhome2mom October 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

Oh, I would love to read this one to my four year old daughter. We used to live in Maine. We actually watch while one Moose stopped traffic before venturing across the highway. It was exciting to see.

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44 GAhome2mom October 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

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45 GAhome2mom October 20, 2009 at 7:58 am

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46 stampedwithgrace October 20, 2009 at 9:20 am

this looks like a fun book!

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47 stampedwithgrace October 20, 2009 at 9:28 am

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48 stampedwithgrace October 20, 2009 at 9:28 am

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49 stampedwithgrace October 20, 2009 at 9:30 am

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50 Serendipity is Sweet October 20, 2009 at 10:07 am

Looks like a wonderfully fun book. Thanks for the chance to win!

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51 Linda Kish October 20, 2009 at 10:25 am

This looks like a really great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

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52 Linda Kish October 20, 2009 at 10:25 am

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53 Carol M October 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

My grandsons would love this book! Thank you for the giveaway!
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54 Carol M October 20, 2009 at 11:40 am

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55 Christine Jensen October 20, 2009 at 12:15 pm

This book looks so cute! THanks for the chance to win!

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56 judy brittle October 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

What a cute book and great pictures! I would love this. Thank you!

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57 judy brittle October 20, 2009 at 1:18 pm

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58 judy brittle October 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm

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59 judy brittle October 20, 2009 at 1:19 pm
60 Idaho Jill October 20, 2009 at 2:04 pm

My daughter would love this – thanks!

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61 Collagist October 20, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Our family went on a vacation to New Hampshire during first week of September and had a pleasure of spotting a moose. Kids just loved seeing the MOOSE. Reading this book will surely sparkle their own imagination and creativity…. :-)

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62 Krystal October 20, 2009 at 3:21 pm

My daughter loves books, and moose too. She actually calls horses, cows, and everything in between “Moose”. She would love this book, for sure!!

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63 The Happy Housewife October 20, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I am always looking for great books for my kids, this one looks really cute! I’d love to win.
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64 Tricia October 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Such a cute book! My daughter would love this book.

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65 Erin Pyle ( October 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm

This book looks so cute! My son has a stuffed moose he absolutely adores! I am sure he would love this book as well!


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66 Marci October 20, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Ever since I was little and my brothers started calling me MooseMouth I have loved anything to do with the Moose! Over the years it was shortened to Moose and my nieces call me Auntie Moose…LOL!
My daughters would enjoy this book, as would I!

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67 Amanda October 20, 2009 at 11:14 pm

I bet my girls would love this book. It looks adorable.

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68 Noreen October 21, 2009 at 12:25 am

I have been to maine but I never met a moose :)

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69 Noreen October 21, 2009 at 12:25 am

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70 Cheryl Wilson October 21, 2009 at 1:49 am

I am saying my prayers to win this one for my daughter, she is 5 and a total book freak, and I LOVE it.

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71 Letessha October 21, 2009 at 3:13 am

This will be great to have for my daughter.

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72 Letessha October 21, 2009 at 3:14 am

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73 Letessha October 21, 2009 at 3:17 am

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74 Shawna Kurth October 21, 2009 at 9:59 pm

We go to Canada and try and find a moose every trip. We have our basement decorated in a moose theme so you know we would love this book.

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75 Kristine October 22, 2009 at 10:16 am

The illustrations in this book look really fun. My daughter would love it.

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76 Kristine October 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

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77 Nancy October 23, 2009 at 3:35 pm

This book looks adorable, I’d love to win!

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78 Rachel October 23, 2009 at 4:32 pm

Moose are my fav animal. I would love this book for my 5 month old son!

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79 Regina October 23, 2009 at 11:55 pm

My husband is from Maine and my kids love to vacation there. They would love this book!

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80 Susan October 25, 2009 at 12:40 am

My 5 year old grand-daughter is still talking about our trip to New England this past summer. She tried her first lobster when we were in Maine!! Yes she loved it.

I can’t say we met any moose, but we might on our next visit!!

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81 Linda M. October 25, 2009 at 2:46 pm

I sure would love to add this very creative book to my collection of bedtime story’s for my Grandchildren. A signed copy is a treasure!

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82 Carol October 26, 2009 at 3:27 pm

Moose is welcome here anytime.

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83 Rebecca October 26, 2009 at 4:57 pm

what a cute book!!!!

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84 Gina October 26, 2009 at 4:59 pm

Definitely add me to this contest please! If the title was enough, the pictures look wonderful! (the combination of those with a good story can only lead to great things…)

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85 Stacie October 26, 2009 at 5:23 pm

So cute!

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86 Linda October 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Awesome idea for a children’s book and would love to win the book for my 2 yr old grand daughter Shiloh. She has a fit if we don’t read 2 or more books to her b4 bedtime.

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87 kristen October 27, 2009 at 5:26 am

Love to win this…the hide and seek looks hilarious!

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88 HSB Suzanne (aka Anita) October 27, 2009 at 10:59 am

:) A moose in Maine would be an interesting thing to meet. lol

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89 mandy October 27, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Looks great! We love moose!

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90 Tracey October 27, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I’d love to win this book, as we want to take our daughter up to Maine next year!

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91 Cheryl Lund October 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book.

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92 Shannon October 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

yay! adorable book! Thanks!

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93 Julie L October 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

Darling book :)

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94 Julie L October 28, 2009 at 11:46 am

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95 Jennifer B October 29, 2009 at 12:01 am

very cute moose- looks like a great book

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96 Jennifer B October 29, 2009 at 12:03 am

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97 Jennifer B October 29, 2009 at 12:03 am

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98 Wendy October 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm

This is absolutely adorable. I would love to win it for my son.

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99 Christine October 30, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Can wait to hear all about Maine and the moose adventures. Sounds great

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100 Mickey October 31, 2009 at 4:44 pm

It looks like a cute book. It reminds me of the moose we used to see on our way to work when we lived in Alaska.

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101 Jennifer November 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm

We would LOVE to win and read these books :-) !!!

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102 Carol G November 3, 2009 at 10:19 am

This looks like a fun book to read to and with my grandson.

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103 Jamie November 3, 2009 at 1:09 pm

What a great looking book – my kids would really get a kick out of it :)

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104 Jendi November 4, 2009 at 3:33 pm

Love that it looks like fun for kids and adults! My family would enjoy it – for sure.

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105 Ruth DeNicolo-Mader November 4, 2009 at 9:05 pm

My 3 year old just watched the youtube clip & loved it! What a great book for anyone to have at home in their library! We would just LOVE this one in ours!

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106 Laura November 4, 2009 at 9:18 pm

My son would love those books! Crossing my fingers and toes in hopes of being the lucky one.

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107 Katy November 5, 2009 at 1:19 am

This book sounds adorable! :)

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108 Patty Chase November 5, 2009 at 11:05 am

Looks like a really funny book

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109 PeanutsMom November 5, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Moose are my favourite animal too, my favourite pj’s have moose all over them (they match my moose mug lol)

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110 Julie Mommy 2 Seven November 6, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Looks like a Super Cute funny book!!!

We have a thing for “moose” in this house its our favorite thing to look for when we visit Aunty “rainy” in Maine. My kids have always gotten such a kick out of it.

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111 Julie Mommy 2 Seven November 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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113 Pam November 6, 2009 at 2:32 pm

We meet alot of moose where we live in N.W. Ontario. :)

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114 CherylS22 November 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm

What a cute book – I’d love to win it for my nephew. Thanks!

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