It's a Moose! (Hardcover)

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By Meg Rosoff, David Ercolini (Illustrator)
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From award-winning author Meg Rosoff comes this clever, laugh-out-loud picture book about a family's surprising newest member--a moose!

When he first arrives, everyone is expecting the usual kind of baby. But right away, his family notices there's something different about this one. Instead of two feet, he has four hooves. Instead of drinking milk, he eats twigs and weeds. Instead of a tiny human, they bring home a moose baby! With his long legs, silky ears, and sturdy antlers, the moose baby is admired everywhere he goes. Everyone wishes they had a moose baby too. But what will happen when he starts to outgrow their little home?

Here's a delightfully quirky and completely irresistible new sibling picture book about the true meaning of family and the power of love to transcend any difference.

About the Author

Meg Rosoff is the award-winning author of seven novels and three picture books, including the Printz Award winner How I Live Now and the National Book Award finalist Picture Me Gone. Meg lives in London with her husband, their daughter, and two very hairy dogs. Learn more at

David Ercolini studied painting at Pratt Institute and later received an MFA in illustration from the School of Visual Arts. He is the illustrator of the picture books The Night Before Christmas and Not Inside This House!, which was named an Ezra Jack Keats Honor Book for Illustration. He lives and works in New York City. Visit him online at

Praise For…

"Rosoff's little tale of interspecies family love should bring a laugh or two to young readers, juxtaposing as it does the absurdity of a very large member of the deer family residing in a human abode . . . A lesson in animal care told with love and humor." --Kirkus Reviews

"Rosoff (the McTavish series) and Ercolini (Not Inside This House!) start with a goofy what-if . . . but deepen their story into something much more: one about how loving families stick together, embrace radical acceptance, and know when to let go." --Publishers Weekly

"Unconditional acceptance forms the central theme in this droll tale." --Booklist
Product Details
ISBN: 9780399166648
ISBN-10: 0399166645
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: April 14th, 2020
Pages: 40
Language: English