This is a Moose

ThisIsAMooseBy Richard T. Morris, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

published 2014 by Little, Brown and Company

This book has been out in the wild for a couple days now, and let me be the first to tell you to be sure to check the endpapers. Know a movie buff? A cinematographer? A dud with a digital camera? A moose with a dream? Do you have something important to say? Or do you just need a good laugh?

Well. Scoot over and share the lens with this crew.

From the publisher:

Lights! Camera! Moose!

MOOSE? Yes, Moose! When a movie director tries to capture the life of a moose on film, he’s in for a big surprise. It turns out the moose has a dream bigger then just being a moose–he wants to be an astronaut and go to the moon.

His forest friends step in to help him, and action ensues. Lots of action. Like a lacrosse-playing grandma, a gigantic slingshot into space, and a flying, superhero chipmunk.

In this hilarious romp, Richard T. Morris and bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld remind us to dream big and, when we do, to aim for the moon.

breaker I’m so honored to have an exclusive look at this cast of characters. And since they are straight off the set of the most spectacular documentary ever created, this is a real treat. This is nature behind the scenes. Moose Mugshot_Text_Moose Director Duck Mugshot_Text_DirectorDuck Grandma Moose Mugshot_Text_GrandmaMoose Peanut Gallery Mugshot_Text_PeanutGallery How great is that?

Big thanks to Tom Lichtenheld and Faye Bi at Little, Brown for these mugshots and crew info. And if you liked this peek into the picture book, stay tuned for next week. More special features on the way!




  • Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    Director Duck?! Welp, this looks like it has the makings to be my favorite book ever.

  • Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    This one looks adorable and fun!

  • Posted May 9, 2014 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    Cool beans! Or should I say “antlers?” Love it–and we just saw one a week ago when we were in the Upper.

  • Posted May 9, 2014 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Oh my gosh . . . this just brought a huge smile to my face. This is absolutely a MOOST Buy!

  • Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Space! Yes! I want to go to space, too. I’ve heard the moon is made of cheese. I love cheese. I hope Mars is made of bacon….

    Love and licks,

  • Posted May 10, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Reblogged this on The Design Student and commented:
    The moose is my favorite animal!

  • Posted May 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    This. Is. Brilliant.

  • Posted May 10, 2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

    Carter, I read this book the other day when I was doing my Barnes Browse and it’s hilarious! lol I love the idea and the execution of it :)

  • Posted May 11, 2014 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Carter! This made my day!
    Me reading your post, “Now this! This is what makes me happy!”

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