Now that the season of gift-giving is in our rearview mirrors, it’s the perfect time to share Oliver Jeffers’s new book, “This Moose Belongs to Me” with kids, ages 3-7. The author-illustrator of “Stuck” has conceived a tale that’s as humorous as it is poignant as it follows Wilfred, a young boy who claims to own a moose, until he is embarrassed and enraged to find a woman who makes the same contention. While raising the philosophical question of what it really means to own something, the book details Wilfred’s surprising list of rules for being a good pet — of which Marcel the moose is hilariously unaware. In a surprise ending, Marcel is able to perform rule 73: “Rescuing your owner from perilous situations.”
“This Moose Belongs to Me” book, by Oliver Jeffers, $16.99, www.amazon.com.
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