Parents' Guide to

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

By Peter Lewis, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fun read puts silly language in the spotlight.

Book Fred Gwynne Words 2000
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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Awesome book

Funny book for toddlers, preschoolers and grade school kids.

Is It Any Good?

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This is one of the more successful of author Fred Gwynne's books on homonyms and idioms because the selections are not so obvious. Shoe tree, for example, is a silly concoction, and so is the expression on the lam, which deserves to be pictured as a gent riding on the back of a baby sheep. But while the former is self-evident, the latter will have you scurrying to the dictionary to check up on word origins.

The only stumbler? "Mom says her favorite painter is Dolly." Depending on which part of the country you're from, that one may take some time to decipher. Then try explaining surrealism to a 4-year-old. "But why does the clock melt?" one wanted to know. Your serve.

Book Details

  • Author: Fred Gwynne
  • Illustrator: Fred Gwynne
  • Genre: Words
  • Book type: Non-Fiction
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: January 1, 2000
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 4 - 7
  • Number of pages: 48
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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