PreS-Gr 2—Martha really wants a pet and "marvel[s] and mull[s] over what she should get." But everything seems too mundane, until she decides on a moose. One moose is fun, but soon Martha begins ordering more, until she has a small herd. They have fun doing all number of things: munching macaroni, mamboing till midnight, making muffins, and swimming. Eventually, Martha realizes she has too many moose. They misplace her mittens and use up her shampoo and generally run amok. So Martha sends all but one of them back. Told with rhyming text and alliteration, this is a charming tale about the perils of pet ownership. The pictures are colorful, and the plot is entertaining. Readers are shown how easily the protagonist's merriment is turned into mayhem. VERDICT A solid addition to picture book collections and a fun read-aloud for any animal-themed storytimes.—Paige Garrison, Augusta Richmond County Library System, GA [Page 51]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
When Martha gets an unusual pet, she's delighted by all of the fun things they do together, but she thinks that if one moose is this much fun, then more moose must be even better and soon has more moose than she can handle.Review by Publisher Summary 2
"When Martha gets an unusual pet, she's delighted by all of the fun things they do together. If one moose is this marvelous, then more moose must be even better! Pretty soon, Martha has more moose than she can handle"--Review by Publisher Summary 3
When Martha gets an unusual pet, she's delighted by all of the fun things they do together!They shared an umbrella, They sipped maple tea. They carved hearts and 'Ms On a mulberry tree.If one moose is this marvelous, then more must be better! So, Martha quite merrily orders one more ? and one more and one more and one more... until she's in a major mess!Through silly, exuberant rhymes and marvelous alliteration, Martha learns that sometimes less is more in this madcap moose adventure.