A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

by Fred Gwynne

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Overview

A little girl pictures the things her parents talk about, such as a chocolate moose, a gorilla war, and shoe trees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756978723
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 6 - 9 Years

About the Author

Fred Gwynne, best known as the television star of The Munsters, was also the author-illustrator of many children's books, including his classic books of humorous homonyms.

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Chocolate Moose for Dinner 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book from out local library. I remember when I was a kid I read the book The King Who Rained and I loved it. And when I saw this book I was like oh goodness what is going to be said now and taken to be made funny.  K's favorite parts are the following:  1.) Stories like these drive me up a wall. And this is where the girl is driving a car up the wall.  2.) And Daddy says he's going to tell me the story of the tortoise and the hair. Being as the hair is suppose to be a rabbit and not hair like on a person. lol.  I really loved how each saying is made to be funny and makes it more enjoyable for the kids when reading it.  This book along with The King Who Rained are books that I want to add to my personal library so I can read them to both of my kids time after time. This is a classic book that is perfect for all ages to read and laugh. 
librarianlou on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
funny book about Idioms by Fred Gwynne aka. Herman MunsterThe King Who ReignedThe Sixteen Hand Horse
SadieReads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is an enjoyable and funny book for children and adults alike. The comedy comes in the pairing of the text and the illustrations. The author uses idioms, colloquialism, and homophones to make interpretive sentences. The illustrations show the literal (and often comical) interpretation of the sentences from the child's perspective. For example, the child narrator says that "Daddy says he can play piano by ear", meaning that he doesn't need to read music in order to play. However, the illustration shows the child's meaning by showing her daddy playing the piano with his hear. This book is great for the classroom when teaching figurative language. The only drawback is that many of the references are older and lesser known to children. For example, the author mentions the arms race, gorilla warfare, and references Salvidor Dahli. However, these can be used to teach about the time period of the book.
ktibbs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful classic picture book that is told from the perspective of an innocent child who is confused by the phrases and sayings of her parents. She takes all the idioms and figures of speech her parents use as being literal. Some of the sayings are such as: "a man held up a bank" with an illustration of a man holding a bank building in the air. The illustrations definitely are a crucial part of this book, it truly would have a completely different message without the illustrations.
jgabica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a science fiction book that points out all of the phrases we commonly use that don't make sense if interpreted literally. It's a humorous book, especially with the accompanying pictures. Media: Oil crayons
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I discovered this book in our school's library after a particularly difficult morning. It made me laugh then and still gives me a chuckle today. Great for anyone who enjoys 'puns'. The expressions on the girl's face in the book are priceless too.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book when i was little and i still love it.