The Moogees Move House
Candlewick, 2012 (2012)
Reviewed by Bob Walch
he Moogees are unlike any family you have ever seen. Their physical appearance defies description and resembles a small pig crossed with an elephant. In this picture book you'll accompany the Moogee clan as they try to find a new home. Their present one is an odd looking affair built on stilts and it has too many stairs.
heir real estate agent, Mr. Ruru, shows the family a number of strange homes. One looks like a castle and features a very large yukie-yukie tree in the front yard. Another house is quite nice except for the odd looking, large statues lining the driveway. Then there's the home that resembles a wedge of Swiss cheese; this domicile would be quite a steal, but father Moogee isn't interested in making a deal.
inally Mr. Ruru has only one house left to show the hard-to-please Moogees. Of course, this one is perfect and even the children voice their approval with a loud chorus of '
Waa waa moogee doogee wee wee low lum!
hildren love nonsense books and this one features quirky illustrations, a silly rhymed text and enough nonsense words to keep any three to four year old happy ...
waa, waa, moogee doogee!
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