Monday, January 30, 2012

Moose, Goose and Little Nobody

Moose, Goose and Little Nobody
Ellen Raskin ~ Four Winds Press, 1974


Similar in theme to the PD Eastman classic, Are You My Mother?, here, instead of a bird we have a wee mouse who's lost his way... and his identity.

One day a big wind blew.
Trees fell and a gas pump flew.
From somewhere a red roof spun through the air
and came down with a BUMP!
"What is that?" said Moose to Goose.
"It's a gas," said Goose, "my good friend Gas."
"Hello, Gas." said Moose, "howdy-do."
"I am not a gas," said the little one in the red roof,
"I am a moose... I think."


Well, of course the white mouse isn't a moose, but that will take some proving. So the three friends set out to reunite the mouse with his people and make everything right with the world.

Wonderful line illustrations with bold inking, graphic designer and artist Ellen Raskin illustrated dozens of books including the first edition of L'Engle's classic, A Wrinkle in Time. I've only been able, so far, to find her books in paperback, but I'll keep looking. I have to imagine the original editions had stunning color!

Also by:
Nothing Ever Happens on My Block
Spectacles

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4 comments:

Jil Casey said...

Like!

Robyn said...

We just read where is my mother 10 minutes ago... haven't seen this one, but I think I'll go pin it (to remember it) right now.

I'm on pintrest
http://pinterest.com/robynbraegger/

Robyn @ penpalsandpicturebooks.com

Gunes Yilmaz said...

nice designs! I like them.

Antmusic said...

She did some great covers. I tend to pick up any books I find if she did the cover.

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