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In Inga Moore’s charming companion to A House in the Woods, Moose’s library outing soon has the whole woodland community crowding into his house to read together. Leave it to Moose to find a solution—on wheels!
Distinguished author-illustrator Inga Moore reunites the cast of A House in the Woods for another tale of friendship and ingenuity. When Moose runs out of stories to tell his family after dinner, he ventures to the town library for books. No sooner is he settled in at home to read them aloud than Bear, Badger, Fox, Hare, Mole, the Three Wild Pigs, and even the Beavers crowd in to listen. Soon everyone is packed in like sardines. What’s a clever Moose to do? With its warm, whimsical cast and a snug woodland setting evoked by earthy illustrations, this playful nod to the power of books and libraries to create community will reward new and returning fans alike.
About the Author
Inga Moore is a renowned author and illustrator of children’s books. She is the author-illustrator of A House in the Woods and has illustrated highly acclaimed versions of The Secret Garden and The Wind in the Willows. Inga Moore lives in England.
A story about the joy of sharing stories. . . . Pencil, pastel, and watercolor illustrations fill the pages with verdant landscapes, old-time–y vehicles, and quaint English country homes. There are many inviting scenes of animal families reading together while snuggled up in comfy furniture. . . . Librarians, caregivers, and children will delight in the message: family reading time is family fun.
Soft, speckled illustrations whose hazy edges invite daydreaming capture the rolling rural settings and the bustle of the town in this warm story about how books help to build communities.