Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Lonely Moose by John Segal

The Lonely Moose by John Segal was published in 2007. I'm not sure if the title is the right title for this story at the beginning. The story begins with a moose who lives alone, but he seems okay with his solitude. One day he saves a drowning bird that is unable to fly and they become friends.

Moose struggles to deal with the noise of bird and tells bird to be quiet often. Moose tries a worm offered by bird, but finds the taste revolting. The facial expressions are cute in this book and add to the story. When bird learns to fly, moose is once again alone, only this time he no longer enjoys his solitude. He is now a Lonely Moose.

There is a surprise ending that will mean more adjusting for moose. As a person who values solitude, I could relate with moose in this story. I don't want to be lonely but quiet can be nice.

We've had a few donations to our NICU book project.

Britney Shaw sent these books:

Angie found these at her local Savers during their half price book sale:

A mystery donor gave Angie $3, and I found a great book sale and bought these five books:

I value all our donations. This project began as a way to honor my babies who did not survive pregnancy, and your donations show that their lives mattered. Thank you.

Link to our NICU book registry if you'd like to donate books to babies in the newborn intensive care unit so their parents can read to them while they grow. You can also donate gently used books to our project by sending them to me or to Angie. Email me for a mailing address. We can use both English and Spanish books. If you have a graduate of the NICU, or if you have a baby whose life you would like to honor by donating books to this project, let me know, and I can make a book plate with their name for the books you donate.

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