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Publisher Comments:

From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day the Crayons Quit comes the age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . .

Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone.

A moose can be obstinate in such ways.

Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples.

Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.

Review:

"Adopting a rhinoceros, in and of itself, would be absurd enough for most storytellers. For Agee (Milo's Hat Trick), it is simply the first in a series of weird narrative curveballs. The young narrator discovers that his mellow, sleepy-eyed new pet will not 'chase a ball. Or a stick. Or a frisbee.' He consults a 'rhinoceros expert,' who tells him that 'rhinoceroses only do two things. Pop balloons and poke holes in kites.' The disappointed boy takes his rhino to a park, where it ignores children flying kites and placidly sniffs flowers while run-of-the-mill dogs play real games. Only when two bank robbers attempt a getaway, using a hot-air balloon and a hang-glider, does the rhinoceros prove its mettle, springing into superheroic action and demonstrating a third, even more surprising ability. Agee's deadpan voice and blocky, India-ink-and-watercolor pictures play into the inherent oddity of the story. The huge gray rhino allows its comparatively small owner to lead it by a thin rope, and stays calm except in the boy's imagination and in the triumphant non sequitur of a conclusion. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . now a New York Times bestseller!

Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone.

A moose can be obstinate in such ways.

Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples.

Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.

Synopsis:

The age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . now a New York Times bestseller!

Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone.

A moose can be obstinate in such ways.

Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples.

Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.

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About the Author

Jon Agee is the author and illustrator of a dozen highly acclaimed picture books, among them MILOS HAT TRICK, TERRIFIC, and NOTHING (all ALA Notables), as well as eight books of wordplay, including MR. PUTNEY'S QUACKING DOG and GO HANG A SALAMI! IM A LASAGNA HOG!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545294416
Author:
Agee, Jon
Publisher:
Michael Di Capua Books
Author:
Jeffers, Oliver
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
11 x 8.75 in
Age Level:
from 4 to 8

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Adopting a rhinoceros, in and of itself, would be absurd enough for most storytellers. For Agee (Milo's Hat Trick), it is simply the first in a series of weird narrative curveballs. The young narrator discovers that his mellow, sleepy-eyed new pet will not 'chase a ball. Or a stick. Or a frisbee.' He consults a 'rhinoceros expert,' who tells him that 'rhinoceroses only do two things. Pop balloons and poke holes in kites.' The disappointed boy takes his rhino to a park, where it ignores children flying kites and placidly sniffs flowers while run-of-the-mill dogs play real games. Only when two bank robbers attempt a getaway, using a hot-air balloon and a hang-glider, does the rhinoceros prove its mettle, springing into superheroic action and demonstrating a third, even more surprising ability. Agee's deadpan voice and blocky, India-ink-and-watercolor pictures play into the inherent oddity of the story. The huge gray rhino allows its comparatively small owner to lead it by a thin rope, and stays calm except in the boy's imagination and in the triumphant non sequitur of a conclusion. Ages 3 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . now a New York Times bestseller!

Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone.

A moose can be obstinate in such ways.

Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples.

Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.

"Synopsis" by ,
The age-old tale of a boy and his moose . . . now a New York Times bestseller!

Wilfred is a boy with rules. He lives a very orderly life. It's fortunate, then, that he has a pet who abides by rules, such as not making noise while Wilfred educates him on his record collection. There is, however, one rule that Wilfred's pet has difficulty following: Going whichever way Wilfred wants to go. Perhaps this is because Wilfred's pet doesn't quite realize that he belongs to anyone.

A moose can be obstinate in such ways.

Fortunately, the two manage to work out a compromise. Let's just say it involves apples.

Oliver Jeffers, the bestselling creator of Stuck and The Incredible Book Eating Boy, delivers another deceptively simple book sure to make kids giggle.

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