Moose, Goose, and Mouse by Mordicai Gerstein, illustrated by Mordicai Gerstein and Jeff Mack

Published by Holiday House Moose, Goose, and Mouse (9780823447602): Gerstein, Mordicai,  Mack, Jeff: Books

Summary:  A mouse, moose, and goose are in the market for a new house, as theirs is old, cold, and full of mold.  Their requirements for a new place include: sunny, funny, and comes with a bunny.  They go house-hunting in a train’s caboose, but when the caboose gets loose, chaos ensues.  After a wild ride, the caboose comes to a crashing halt near the sea.  It’s sunny, living in an upside-down caboose is funny, and wouldn’t you know it, there’s even a bunny!  Mission accomplished.  Includes a note from Jeff Mack on how he and Mordicai Gerstein collaborated on this book, and how he completed it after Mordicai passed away in September of 2019.  32 pages; ages 3-7.

Pros:  The rhyming words and ridiculous situations are sure to lead to some rollicking good fun with preschoolers.  I’m usually not a fan of books published posthumously, but Jeff Mack’s note really clarified how the work was done, and this feels very true to Mordicai Gerstein’s original vision for the book.

Cons:  R.I.P. Mordicai Gerstein.

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