Morris Tells Boris: Mother Moose Stories and Rhymes, written and illustrated by Bernard Wiseman
Five out of five stars
This is a delightful modification of several stories that will cause children to correct the narrator along with the other main character. Boris is a large bear that wants to go to sleep and needs a bedtime story to help him. Morris is the narrator and a moose, hence the phrase “Mother Moose.”
The stories being modified are “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” the goose that laid golden eggs and Little Bo-Peep. In the case of Goldilocks, there are four bears, Boris is included in the story. There are several puns that will delight the young listener, for example, “Little Bo-sheep has lost her peep.”
The illustrations are simple and effective, adding a great deal to the telling of the story. If I had encountered this book when my daughter was young, I would have read it to her and she would have been delighted.