A childhood favorite is Laura Numeroff’s tale of a demanding moose and his silly requests: If You Give A Moose A Muffin. The way that the moose connects memories to different objects catches adults off guard and keeps kids laughing. Would you think of sock puppets just a few moments after feeling the chilly air outside? Would you remember being a ghost for Halloween while trying to put on a puppet show? I certainly would not and love hearing the crazy train of thought of the moose. Kids enjoy the familiar format of this book as Numeroff has many books within this series and continues to add to them (see http://lauranumeroff.com/books/index.htm for a list). Teachers can use these books in upper grades as this series is printed in different languages as well (http://lauranumeroff.com/bio/different_languages.htm).
This book is bound to bring a smile to your face. Kids will think he is just a funny moose while adults will realize he is a funny moose…who acts just like all the silly little kids they know. Kids keep you on your toes and guessing at any moment and so does the moose. I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a present, library checkout, or addition to their list of favorites.