There Are No Moose on This Island!

There Are No Moose on This Island! Cover

There Are No Moose on This Island!

By Stephanie Calmenson; Jennifer Thermes (Illustrator)

Islandport Press, Hardcover, 9781934031346, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 11, 2013

Jake's excited about going on a trip to an island, and he really, really, really wants to see a moose. But his dad insists that there are no moose on this island. But both Jake and a friendly moose would like to disagree In playful rhymes, author Stephanie Calmenson brings the reader along with Jake and his dad, as they explore the mammals, birds, insects, and sea life on and around the island. With graceful illustrations by Jennifer Thermes, Jake and the reader start to see the moose, a little bit at a time, but Dad's either got his nose in a book or binoculars glued to his eyes. In the end, it's Jake who shows his dad the value of putting aside the guidebook and ferry schedule to truly experience the beauty and magic of the outdoors.

About the Author
Stephanie Calmenson s books have been called marvelous (Publishers Weekly), lyrical, hilarious (School Library Journal), and sweet, funny, and right on the mark (Booklist). A former teacher, children s book editor, and Editorial Director of the Parents Magazine Press Read-Aloud Book Club, she has written such favorites as Dinner at the Panda Palace; Late for School; Rosie, a Visiting Dog's Story; and May I Pet Your Dog.

Jennifer Thermes is the author and illustrator of "When I Was Built"" "and" Sam Bennett's New Shoes", which was a Bank Street College Best Children's Book. Her books as illustrator include the middle-grade novel "Maggie & Oliver "and "The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever! "Jennifer also creates illustrated maps for magazine and book publishing clients.