This Moose Belongs to Me

  • Title: This Moose Belongs to Me
  • Author: Oliver Jeffers
  • ISBN: 9780399161032
  • Page: 488
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This Moose Belongs to Me 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 i
    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 of How to Be a Good Pet But imagine Wilfred s surprise when one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moosWilfred 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 of How to Be a Good Pet But imagine Wilfred s surprise when one dark day, while deep in the woods, someone else claims the moose as their own

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    About Oliver Jeffers


    1. Oliver Jeffers work takes many forms His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in galleries worldwide, and HarperCollins UK and Penguin USA publish his award winning picture books, now translated into over 30 languages.In 2007, Jeffers was the official illustrator for World Book Day, and in 2008 Lost and Found became Oliver s first book to made into animation by London based Studio AKA.Jeffers won a NY Emmy in 2010 for his collaborative work with the artist and director Mac Premo, and in 2013 Jeffers co directed the video for U2 s Ordinary Love with Premo Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jeffers now lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.oliverjeffersstuffpinterest oliverjeffe.agram oliverjeffers facebook oliverjeffer


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    1. In some ways I loved this book. I loved its humor, I loved how it shows wild animals are wild and live their own lives, and I loved so much about it. I loved the cover illustration and the pictures inside that show nature.The style of art varies and the pictures other than the landscapes of the natural world I don’t like as much, including ones of the moose and people on their own without the background of the natural world showing. But even those are quirky and different and interesting, and [...]

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    2. Loved the drawings. Liked the story.

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    3. Bill Watterson's Calvin grew up and had a son named Wilfred, but instead of a stuffed tiger named Hobbes, Wilfred obtained a very alive moose named Marcel. This charming book may appeal to adults more than children - the adults I've shared it with have fallen in love, so kids would have to go absolutely crazy for it to prove that statement false - because there is so much nostalgia in the pages. Jeffers painted many illustrations over landscapes by Alexander Dzigurski, and Dzigurski's work looks [...]

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    4. Jeffers wins again. This was an enchanting example of counterpoint illustration-text relationship (I set it squarely on my 'counterpoint' shelf, which has only 7 books--cue cricket chirps).That is, the pictures contradict what the words say, and vice versa. Jeffers' take on counterpoint gave me the sense that either the narrator in the words or in the pictures was exaggerating, maybe just plain lyin'! Here it feels more like someone is winking at me about Wilfred, as if to say, "Leave him alone [...]

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    5. This story is about Marcel and Wilfred.Who is the moose and who is the owner? Well, Marcel, sounds like a Mooses name, don't you think? So, that leaves Wilfred being the owner of the Moose called Marcel.Marcel is a pretty obedient pet except on the odd occasion he decides to not listen to WilfredI mean, really, Marcel is just acting like any pet would. Pets are allowed to have a mind of their own, including Mooses, you know! Until one day in the forest they go for a walk and stumble on someone e [...]

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    6. For some reason, when I brought this book home from the library, everyone who saw it reacted with some combination of joy and bewilderment. For context - my flatmates are all approximately my age (early-mid twenties) and even our respective visiting parents found it highly entertaining. No small children in the general vicinity whatsoever.On that note, I must really bewilder my local library with my requests, seeing as the group of books this came with included Fables comics, a bunch of fun look [...]

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    7. Wilfred owns a moose, named Marcel. Marcel is a pretty good pet but he sometimes ignored Wilfred's rules. Then one day, while out in the woods, someone else seems to think Marcel belongs to them. Wilfred struggles with the situation and runs off. Luckily, Marcel and Wilfred seem to work out an acceptable agreement.I really enjoyed the illustrations, some shoe heavy paint strokes, others on canvas, some are almost cartoon like, and others serve as back drops. I also find Wilfred's almost rigid-li [...]

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    8. The story didn't really start with a good premise, but in the end it was quite funny to read. The boy was very invested in the friendship and the respecting friendly rules, while the moose didn't care at all (as expected with a wild animal). The twists near the end were a good addition and were also very funny. On the art, nothing to say, it's Jeffers so it's a pleasure for the eyes, as usual.

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    9. Can anything wild really belong to us? That is the question and/or theme in this picture book by Oliver Jeffers. The story begins with Wilfred and his moose, who claims to have a moose, Marcel, for whom he creates a number of rules of how to be a good pet. They are rules like number 4, “not making too much noise while Wilfred plays his record collection,” or number 7, “maintaining a certain proximity to home.” Unfortunately, Marcel the moose doesn’t pay much attention to rules, but doe [...]

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    10. Oliver Jeffers is quickly becoming a household favorite. His unusual story lines and his compelling illustrations make him so much fun to read! Not a lot of words, but still memorable enough to keep my children, both the 5 yr old and the preschoolers, asking for him over and over again. This one had me guessing where it took place, the paintings were so lovely. Canada maybe? Love this author and am looking forward to reading more of his work.

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    11. a lovely picture books by Oliver Jeffers as per usual, I'm starting to think my addiction with his books is getting slightly too obsessive!

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    12. 4.5 ☆Ah la la cet illustrateur!

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    13. You can read this review and more on my blog, Caught Read Handed.Wilfred has a pet that most people don’t – a moose. He hasn’t always had a pet moose though. One day the moose came to him and he knew that it was meant to be his, so he decided to keep and and call him Marcel. Marcel is usually a very good pet, but one day Marcel leads Wilfred on a journey into the woods where someone else lays claim to the moose.One of my favorite in terms of Jeffers’ illustrations. They’re different fr [...]

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    14. Wilfred’s moose arrived a while ago and Wilfred just knew that the moose was meant to be his. He called the moose, Marcel. Wilfred had some serious rules if Marcel was going to be his pet, but Marcel didn’t seem interested in following them. Some though, Marcel was very good at. He did not make noise while Wilfred was listening to his music. He provided Wilfred shelter from the rain and he knocked high things down so that Wilfred could reach them. Then there were the rules that Marcel didn [...]

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    15. I love Jeffers' boy and penguin series, so I was keen to get his new book, which is quite different. Even the illustration style is very different. I can see Jeffers' style in the drawings, but these are incorporated with blurry, pixilated paintings (they lose the pixilated effect somewhere along the way - they have some kind of effect that makes them look, well, different. The illustrations are also messy-looking, different again from his clean style in other books.The story is really endearing [...]

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    16. The first thing that I enjoyed about this book, alongside the usual warmth and wit that comes with a lot of Jeffers’ work was the wonderful blend of artstyle between playful and comic to grand landscapes of American artist Alexander Dziquirski – this all helps bring a sense of silliness to the story of one boy and his very reluctant pet Moose. The book proved that Jeffers’ is not just about young boys and penguins but is a modern fabulist who is beginning to tell stories of the human condi [...]

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    17. Funny. Cute. Clever. A must read.

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    18. Does Wilfred own Marcel, the Moose or does Marcel own Wilfred? One day Marcel came to Wilfred and he named him. He came him a list of rules and he obeys them, when he wants. I liked Wilfred and Marcels adventures outside as Marcel protects Wilfred from the rain, as Marcel gets food that is out of reach for Wilfred, as Wilfred tries to prod Marcel to move. Things change in the book when someone tries to claim Marcel as their moose. A moose is a wild animal and he will go to whomever he pleases. I [...]

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    19. 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 las [...]

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    20. "This Moose Belongs to Me" by Oliver Jeffers, an award-winning author and illustrator, is a picture book destined to become a favorite read of youngsters everywhere. Kids love to read picture books starring an animal, and the animal in this one is a very large moose.Wilfred, a slightly prissy boy (inferred from his red suspenders and blue bow tie), owns the moose. He named the moose Marcel and followed Marcel around while explaining the rules of pet behavior. Although it didn't seem as if Marcel [...]

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    21. When a moose comes his way, Wilfred decides that the moose belongs to him, and names him Marcel. Wilfred has many rules for how his pet should behave, and for the most part, Marcel adheres to them. One day as they are exploring, Wilfred encounters someone else who claims his moose. When Wilfred leaves in a nit and has an accident, the moose comes to his rescue. In the time-honored fashion that those of us who share our lives with animals can easily recognize, the two agree that the moose will fo [...]

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    22. The theme of how you treat a pet is a good one for all ages and not talked about in children's fiction much; this is usually non-fiction material. The author gets bonus points for the message that perhaps Wilfred never really owned the moose anyways, that pets have a right to have a mind of their own, and that being nice will get the love of your pet more easily than making demands and being controlling.I reread this book 3 times. Once to a class. I don't think it's one of those amazing books yo [...]

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    23. I love everything Ollie does. Read this with my daughter. Son overheard and insisted that I read it with him immediately after. Laughed at all the same points. We have been on a streak lately of getting his new books as soon as they come in to the library. They hold them for us since they know we are in love with his work.Hadn't been as impressed with some of his other titles. The Heart and the Bottle and The Hueys in the New Sweater didn't quite hit us the same as Lost and Found and The Incredi [...]

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    24. This Moose Belongs to Me by Oliver Jeffers, published 2012.Fiction.Picture book.Pre-K to grade 3.Found via Booklist, reviewed by Thom Barthelmess.Wilfred owns a moose, Marcel, to whom he explains all the rules of being his pet, involving saving him and obeying his orders. One day, though, Wilfred and his moose run across an old woman, who calls the moose Rodrigo! Wilfred has a crisis of pet-ownership, then, and manages to get caught up in trouble with monsters. The moose comes to save Wilfred, t [...]

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    25. Wilfred is a very lucky boy, he has a moose for a pet. Marcel is a very special moose. Wilfred spent a lot of time educating Marcel on how to be a good pet. Marcel seemed like he was listening so Wilfred thought he was really getting through to Marcel, but just in case he carried a long blue string so he could always find his way home.One day a some lady came out of the woods calling his pet Rodrigo. Wilfred explained that Marcel belonged to him, but Marcel seemed to ignore him.Wilfred was so up [...]

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    26. I really enjoyed reading this humorous book. I enjoyed how the author had several rules that the moose (Marcel) had to follow but only followed certain ones without even trying. Along comes what we think is his owner (until the end) which the moose responds better to her then. Willfred soon gets into trouble has he trips over and gets tangled up in his shoes leaving him stuck in the dark woods. After hours along comes Marcel to save the day. I enjoyed the ending as they come to agreement to alwa [...]

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    27. Oh, how I love this. Wilfred own a moose. When the moose came to him, Wilfred knew "just KNEW that it was meant to be his. He thought he would call him Marcel." I love how the humor of the text and the humor of the art play off of each other. You can use it in a classroom to teach the Core Standard of Integration of Knowledge & Ideas - integrating the information found in the pictures which is slightly different than the story being told in the text - but most importantly, read this for the [...]

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    28. When a moose comes Wilfred's way, he knows it was meant for him, so he names it Marcel. While Marcel only follows Wilfred's rules when he wants to, Wilfred thinks he's a pretty good pet-- that is, until someone else claims the moose is really hers.Instead of his usual minimalist backgrounds, Jeffers mixes it up, using old prints and paintings to set the scene. Oliver Jeffers is brilliant and This Moose Belongs to Me is humorous, quirky, all-around fun for children and adults alike.

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    29. Stunning backdrops of what appears to be Canadian wilderness, or the Pacific Northwest. Painterly pictures of rivers, trees, snow-frosted mountains, and earth softly carpeted with scarlet maple leaves, all juxtaposed with simplistic sketches of the boy and "his" moose. The moose adheres to some of the boy's rules, but disregards others. Does the moose truly belong to the boy, or to anyone? He answers to three different names from different people. Maybe they all belong to him.

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    30. An unusual story by an talented illustrator makes(in this case)a picture book that will be talked about often, but not one that really connects with me in any meaningful way. Ideas of ownership, expectations, rule-making, the dimensions of friendship, and creative adventures all come into play here, but fail to caputrue my immagination as expected. I think my Jeffers favorite is still THE HEART AND THE BOTTLE, with an honorable mention going to HOW TO CATCH A STAR.

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