This Moose Belongs To Me by Oliver JeffersThis Moose Belongs To Me by Oliver Jeffers

This Moose Belongs To Me

byOliver Jeffers

Hardcover | November 6, 2012

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WINNER of the Irish Book Awards Children's Book of the Year 2012 and the Honour Award for Illustration from Childrens' Books Ireland, 2013.An exquisite new book, featuring a boy and his moose, from internationally bestselling, multi-prize-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers."Wilfred owned a moose. He hadn't always owned a moose. The moose came to him a while ago and he knew, just KNEW, that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel."Most of the time Marcel is very obedient, abiding by the many rules on How to Be a Good Pet. But one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own.Is Marcel really Wilfred's pet after all?A beautifully-illustrated, witty and thought-provoking story, exploring the concept of ownership.
Oliver Jeffers graduated from The University of Ulster in 2001 with First Class honours. His outstanding talent has been recognised by several high-profile awards, including the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Gold Award. 'Lost and Found' animation was broadcast on Channel 4. Oliver lives and works in Brookyln, New York.
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Title:This Moose Belongs To MeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pagesPublished:November 6, 2012Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0007263872

ISBN - 13:9780007263875

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comical Beautiful illustrations and hilarious text, as is typical with Oliver Jeffers' work. Reminiscent of Jon Klassen's "This Is Not My Hat". Great read for kids aged 4-8.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Funny and clever story Funny story with a good message, the kids enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comical story by a very talented author illustrator One day a moose came to a boy named Wilfred, so Wilfred decided the moose was his pet and named him Marcel. They got along fine, a lot of the time, until they were on a long walk and met a woman who said the moose was hers! Wilfred rushed away in a temper, but got into a huge tangled up problem. When the moose rescues him, Wilfred discovered something important. This is a cleverly written story illustrated by the author in his whimsical talented way.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Oliver Jeffers Work..yet again! I've owned this for a few years and read it to my kids often. Being Canadian and a story about a Moose make my kids believe it was "true" story ... haha. Such a fun read and beautiful images.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A favourite! This book was excellent. Fun, cute and enjoyable for parents and kids!
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from hard topic for kids Can children understand a child claiming a moose for their own needs. The whole premise seemed weird. Borrowed this from library and returned.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This moose is for us! The latest picture book from Oliver Jeffers, "This Moose Belongs To Me" is actually the first full one of his that I've read. His reputation as a brilliant illustrator and storyteller is something I was aware of, as every bookseller should be, and I've admired the covers and prints of his books that I've come across. To meet him in person today at an author session was delightful! Then to see him in action was truly inspirational - Jeffers did a little presentation, not of the powerpoint and laser pointer kind, but narrated and drew a story with some paper and markers as he went along. This quirky story of Wilfred the boy and Marcel the moose, and the title in a reverse sense, reminded me quite a bit of Jon Klassen's "This Is Not My Hat," which I recently read and enjoyed very much as well. "This Moose Belongs To Me" has a childish innocence yet is maturely tongue-in-cheek. The illustrations and typography had that trademark Oliver Jeffers style (translation: amazing), and were richly coloured and textured. I cannot wait for what else this guy has up his sleeves, at the back of his mind, or in his words, in his trunk of half-cooked ideas that he rummages through once in a while and puts two together to get a fully-cooked idea. Jeffer's backlist is something I will definitely make an effort to collect and savour now.
Date published: 2013-02-01

Editorial Reviews

Praise for This Moose Belongs to Me:'As ever, Jeffers's illustrations delight, inspire and susprise with their variety and ingenuity.' The Guardian'A charming little gem' The TelegraphPraise for Stuck:'Brilliantly silly' The TelegraphPraise for The Incredible Book Eating Boy:'Mouth-wateringly irresistible' The Guardian'This is a book that children will devour' The ObserverPraise for Lost and Found:'A heart-warming story' The GuardianPraise for How to Catch a Star:'The best recent picture book by light years, is stylishly spellbinding.' Telegraph