The Moose is Loose!

by Mark Carthew

Illustrated by Matt Stanton

On Sale: 01/06/2013


About the Book

A hilarious rhyming text in the style of Dr Seuss Ages 2-5

'the moose is loose and so is the goose!' When the animals on the Kalaboo Zoo train break free, it's up to driver Mac and signalman Bruce to get them back. But these animals are sneaky, slippery and sly ... Will Mac and Bruce find a way to get the rowdy crew back on board? Ages: 2-5 'this picture book brings together trains and animals - some of the things young children love. the rhyming text makes this a good story for reading aloud and the variety of animals is sure to delight children. the bold illustrations by Matt Stanton bring out the humour in the story, making this an enjoyable book to read with, or to, a child and an interesting book for a beginner reader to read alone.' -Magpies

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780733331015
  • ISBN 10: 0733331017
  • Imprint: ABC Books - AU
  • On Sale: 01/06/2013
  • Pages: 32
  • List Price: 24.99 AUD
  • Age: From 3 years


Mark Carthew is Australian children's author, poet and educator well known for his award winning books and series exploring wordplay, music, movement, drama and humour. Mark's exciting recent releases the wonderfully wacky rhyme and riddle books Witches' Britches, Itches & Twitches!, Wicked Wizards & Leaping Lizards and Newts, Lutes and Bandicoots, all produced in collaboration with UK illustrator Mike Spoor. Mark's picture books include Five Little Owls illustrated Mini Goss and The Gobbling Tree, illustrated by Susy Boyer, winner of Speech Pathology Australia's Book of the Year 2009.  His anthology Can You Keep a Secret? Timeless rhymes to share and treasure illustrated by Jobi Murphy was a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Book, Early Childhood.  In 2011 Mark was conferred his PhD in Writing from Swinburne University, Australia. He is a 2013 May Gibbs Children's Literature Trust CTR Fellow and Director/Board Member of the Australian Society of Authors.His latest book The Moose is Loose! illustrated by Matt Stanton is published by HarperCollinsPublishers and ABC Books.

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Matt Stanton is a bestselling children's author and illustrator, with over a quarter of a million books in print. He is the co-creator of seven bestselling picture books, including the mega-hits, THERE IS A MONSTER UNDER MY BED WHO FARTS and THIS IS A BALL. He is launching his much-anticipated middle-grade series, FUNNY KID, around the world in 2017.

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