Moose and Magpie

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Moose and Magpie
It isn’t always easy being a moose but this young moose has a special, joke-telling friend to keep him company and to help him find his way. Join Moose, Magpie and some of their other animal friends as they frolic through a year of changes. Learn what the Liberty Bell and moose have in common or why moose cross the road. Laugh along with Moose and Magpie, and learn something while you are at it. The “For Creative Minds" educational section includes: Is it for real?, Moose and birds, What do moose eat?, Match the moose body part to its adaptation, Moose life cycle, Moose antlers, and Moose fun facts.

This fictional story includes a 4-page For Creative Minds section in the back of the book and a 33-page cross-curricular Teaching Activity Guide online. Moose and Magpie is vetted by experts and designed to encourage parental engagement. Its extensive back matter helps teachers with time-saving lesson ideas, provides extensions for science, math, and social studies units, and uses inquiry-based learning to help build critical thinking skills in young readers. The Spanish translation supports ELL and dual-language programs. The interactive ebook reads aloud in both English and Spanish with word highlighting and audio speed control to promote oral language skills, fluency, pronunciation, text engagement, and reading comprehension. Tap the animals and other things that make noise to hear their sounds.

Written by Bettina Restrepo, Illustrated by Sherry Rogers
32 pg, 10 x 8.5, Ages 4-8, Grades PK-3, Lexile: AD 560, AR: 3.2, F&P: N
Hardcover 9781934359976 $16.95  
Paperback 9781607180425 $9.95  
Spanish Paperback 9781628553949 $11.95  
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Spanish EBook 9781628551198 Purchase Here
Chinese EBook 9781628553147 Purchase Here
Keywords:   life cycle, growth and change, life science, adaptations
Animals in the book:   moose, magpie
Vetters:   Thanks to Russell Link, District Wildlife Biologist, Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and author of Living with Wildlife for verifying the accuracy of the information in this book.


Bettina Restrepo creates a clever laugh and learn book to captivate the picture book crowd. - The Baytown Sun

It is not often that you can find a fun book to teach you about the finer points of being a moose - this book is excellent for that! Moose and Magpie learn from each other and keep life fun. You will enjoy this one and so will your kids. - In the Pages

Kids will love the jokes that Magpie tells Moose while at the same time they will learn about an amazing and majestic animal of our natural world. - Stories For Children Magazine

Author/Illustrator Info:

Bettina Restrepo (Moose and Magpie) is a professional writer who has appeared in Highlights for Children, Nature Friend, and Boy's Life magazines. Bettina graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Speech Communications and spent over fifteen years in the retail industry as a merchandise manager and auditor. She achieved her dream and is now writing at home with her husband, son, and dog in Texas. Moose and Magpie is Bettina's debut picture book. She is busy writing about more animals and is completing her fourth young adult novel. She is thrilled to share this book with elementary schools across the globe. Visit Bettina's Website.

Sherry Rogers spent twelve years as a corporate graphic designer and artist before "leaving it all behind" for the freelance world of illustrating children's books. Through illustrating The First Fire, Sherry remembers her own ancestor, Na Ni, a Cherokee woman from the mountains of North Carolina. Some of Sherry's other Arbordale titles include The Penguin Lady, Ten for Me, Hey Diddle Diddle, Newton and Me, Moose and Magpie, Paws, Claws, Hands & Feet, and The Deductive Detective; as well as her award-winning titles: Sort It Out!, Kersplatypus, Burro's Tortillas, and If You Were a Parrot. Sherry lives in Northern California with her family and their pets. Visit her website at


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