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Summary: Morris the Moose discovers he needs to go to school to learn how to read, count, and buy his favorite gumdrops. This is a story that helps kids understand how what they learn in school works in the real world.
Type of Reading: family reading, playtime reading, learning to read, read aloud book
Recommended Age: read together: 4 to 7; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 4 to 6
Reading Level: 2
Age of Child: Started reading with boy 6 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: To our first grader, it was funny that a moose could go to school. It reminds him about his own first school experiences.
Adult Reader Reaction: I thought it was good.
Pros: The story is useful for assuaging any fears a child may have about going to school: if a moose can do it, you can too. Also a good first-grade reader for the developing bibliophile.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow, especially if it's to help your preschooler adapt to school. The need for the book will pass quickly.