Story time is the best time of the day. Whether we're snuggled up on the couch or cozy in our pjs before bed, reading stories with my little ones is one of my favorite things to do. Everyone has a favorite book they remember from their childhood, and every day, parents and kids are discovering new classics of their own. There are many fabulous children's books out there, some of which everyone knows about and others we would have never discovered had my son not simply pulled a random book off a library shelf. I created this blog to share some of these wonderful stories with you. Think of it as a year's worth of the best children's books around, since no day should be without a great story. In the end, I hope we'll all have discovered at least a few new titles that will have made their way onto our list of family favorites. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Day 182: Z is for Moose

I love finding books that make my children giggle hysterically.  They might not always make the best stories for bedtime, but they are usually some of our favorites.  When we received this book as a gift a few months ago, my son was immediately drawn in by the silly cover.  "Z is not for Moose!" he giggled.  "M is for moose!"  The first page we see upon opening the book shows a host of animals lined up, peeking out from under a curtain as if they are waiting behind stage for their performance to begin.  The title page shows the zebra as the referree, lining the animals up alphabetically, with the moose patiently waiting his turn in his place mid-way through the alphabet.  The story itself starts as most alphabet books do, with a simple picture for each letter:  "A is for apple.  B is for ball.  C is for cat."  But after only three letters, moose is getting anxious!  Isn't it his turn yet?  The zebra sends him back to wait his turn, but moose is impatient.  He barges in on several of the other letters, asking, "Now?  Now?"  When we finally get to L, moose can barely contain his excitement.  "Here it comes!" But wait!  M is for mouse??  The tantrum that follows is ridiculously silly (and oh-so-toddler like), and always has my kids in fits of giggles.  Zebra tries his best to control the situation, while moose attempts to finagle his way into the other letters' scenes before finally breaking down into tears.  With only one letter left, isn't it too late?  How can moose be in the book now?  The ending is a cute as the book is fun.  If you're looking for an ABC book to help teach your children the alphabet, you might want to keep looking.  But, if you're looking for a silly book that is bound to make your children laugh, Z is for Moose is a sure bet.


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