I Met a Moose in Maine




I Met a Moose in Maine One Day by Ed Shankman

What child doesn’t love making friends with animals? But a moose?! In this lovable creation from the team that brought us The Boston Balloonies, a moose walks right into a boy’s home and introduces himself.

The child narrator tells us: In Maine, as you know, / The moose come and go. / They relax in the streams. / They make tracks in the snow. / . . . That is why, in this case, / Something seemed out of place, / To be here with a moose / In my house, face to face.” Together, boy and beast play hide-and-seek (not the best game for a moose), walk to the general store, then take a tour of Maine. They fly about in a seaplane, they run the Penobscot River on a raft made of logs, they hang out on a dock in Camden, and they finish off with some “chocolate moose cake” at a café in Portland!