Walking as “quiet as mice and rabbits and deer,” the characters you met in Raven, Rabbit, Deer search for the moose Grandpa knows is nearby. But with so many signs of spring to enjoy and such noisy woodland animals, will they be able to find the moose? Or will it be scared away?
Written in English, Finding Moose introduces vocabulary in the First Nations’ language Objibwemowin.
- 6 books to read to celebrate Indigenous History Month – Bradford Today
Finding Moose is as contemplative and instructive as Sue Farrell Holler and Jennifer Faria’s early picture book. Sue Farrell Holler gives Grandpa the wisdom of age and experience and the boy that of fascination and connection. Together they experience nature fully but perhaps in different ways. A walk in the woods becomes a sensory adventure without the drama and high-octane action that can be tiresome and ephemeral. Instead, the two walk and look. They are one with each other and the world.
– HELEN KUBIW, CAN LIT FOR LITTLE CANADIANS
This joyful book reinforces the need to listen, see, and be present in the woods so that the wonders of nature can unfold. The power of loving inter-generational relationships rests at the core of this simple story… The end result is a touching story that addresses important lessons at a time when environmental change is such a pressing concern.
– CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Anchored in the intergenerational relationship between a boy and his grandfather, the book takes readers on a search for the titular moose that reads like a love letter to curiosity.
– OPEN BOOK
Lovers of nature, exploring, and spending time with dear loved ones will enjoy this story – it is a gem for all ages.
– CM MAGAZINE – “HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
Charming illustrations by Jennifer Faria are painted in gentle, soft colors, and they are filled with plenty of details to keep little eyes on the pages as the story is read to them. This is a lovely story that will become a favorite at reading time.
– PORTLAND BOOK REVIEW
Children will enjoy this simple story that introduces them to some of their forest neighbours whose names are in both English and Ojibwemowin. Highly recommended.
This is a sweet tale of exploring nature with a grandparent, enriched by the grandfather’s observations and Ojibwemowin words.
– YOUTH SERVICES BOOK REVIEW
[Finding Moose] fills a niche for much needed books about the natural world for children…
– YA BOOKS CENTRAL
Finding Moose’ is a thoughtful and entertaining picture book that is especially recommended for family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections for children ages 3-7.
– MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
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