Published by Holiday House
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.