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Bridget and the moose brothers
Lindenbaum, Pija.
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Uniform Title:
Gittan och älgbrorsorna. English
First American edition.
Publication Information:
Stockholm ; New York : R & S Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Tells the story of Bridget who is tired of being an only child, but when she decides to try out as brothers some moose she finds sitting outside her building, she finds they don't turn out to be the sort of siblings she had in mind.
General Note:
Originally published in Sweden by Rabén and sjögren Bokförlag under the title Gittan och älgbrorsorna.
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J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books
J PIC. BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Bridget is fed up with being an only child. If she had a brother or sister she wouldn't be so bored. One day Bridget comes home to discover some moose sitting outside her building and she decides to try them out as brothers. But the brothers moose don't turn out to be the sort of siblings she had in mind.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

In Bridget and the Moose Brothers by Pija Lindenbaum, trans. by Kjersti Board, life as an only child is too quiet for the heroine of Bridget and the Muttonheads. She thinks her problems are solved when she meets three moose brothers to keep her company. But after abortive attempts to get the moose to play or draw nicely ("The brothers draw mostly thunderstorms and knives"), she is grateful for her quiet room and no siblings. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-Bridget, an only child, longs for a brother or sister. She goes out to play with her friend Nicky and his many siblings, but is soon overwhelmed by the number of children. She arrives home to find three moose sitting on the steps of her building. Naturally, she invites them in to be her brothers. Unfortunately, the animals don't know how to play Legos or draw, they throw her toy animals around, and they drink from the toilet. It's all too much for Bridget, and she is relieved when her guests finally leave. Lindenbaum's color-washed cartoons capture the wacky tone of the story and reflect the girl's emotions. As her calm life is torn upside-down by the moose, her pleasant pink bedroom turns a garish green. The text meanders considerably, and the first few pages make a confusing false start. Once the moose enter the scene, however, the pace picks up and kids will giggle their way through the rest of this slight tale.-Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.