Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Adventure in Finding a Lost Brother
Come Along With Monty to Find His Lost Twin
Siblings do not always get along and being a twin can be tricky when one wants to be an individual. Twins can be very different from each other but can still be close. Monty and Moose are different in some ways, but they are close. When they are separated at the airport while traveling, Monty learns the lesson that one can be sad when siblings are apart. Young readers will find Paul Smith's The Adventures of Moose & Mr. Brown to be a page-turner as they read along to help Monty find Monty and be reunited again.
Monty and Moose decide to visit London. Moose boarded the right plane, but his twin Monty made a mistake and boarded another plane. Moose was very sad to be be separated from his ttwin. Moose meets Mr. Brown who is sitting next to him on the plane. Mr. Brown is a designer who wants to design clothes for creatures. They arrive in London and Mr. Brown invites Moose to his studio and agrees to help him look for Monty. Moose finds that Mr. Brown's design studio is fascinating. What kinds of wonderful clothes can Mr. Brown create for all of the creatures in the world? How about some sunglasses for snakes? There are endless ideas for designs. Adventures begin when Mr. Brown and Moose travel around the world with their clothing designs for all the creatures of the world but they are not having any success with finding Monty. The surprise ending will delight young readers.
Sam Usher contributed his talent as an illustrator for The Adventures of Moose & Mr. Brown. The colorful and detailed illustrations fill each page to show the adventures that Moose and Mr. Brown have while creating clothing for creatures and looking for Moose's missing twin. There is also a lesson to be learned about using one's imagination.
The Adventures of Moose & Mr. Brown was published by Pavilion Children's Books and is recommended for ages 4-8. It has an ISBN of 978-1-84365-428-5.
Delightful Illustrations That Help Tell the Story
Bring Monty, Moose, and Mr. Brown Into Your Classroom for Fun Reading and Activities
Picture books were always my go-to tool for encouraging reading in my early childhood and elementary classrooms. Picture books can be used to introduce concepts, teach a variety of subject lessons, and add to the enjoyment of a great story with activities that accompany a reading session. Paul Smith's The Adventures of Moose & Mr. Brown has a wealth of ideas for lessons to be added to the early childhood curriculum.
*Read The Adventures of Moose & Mr. Brown in a story time session. Call attention to the fact that Monty and Moose are twin siblings.
*Take a class poll of the number of children who have a twin or have friends who have a twin sibling. Engage children in a discussion of how they are alike and idfferent from their twin.
*Call attention to Mr. Brown's design studio with all of the interesting materials for creating clothing for creatures. Create an art center with a variety of materials and allow students to use their creativity to design a piece of clothing for their favorite animal
*Read along to discover the countries that Moose and Mr. Brown visit while traveling. Have a globe available to show the location of each country. The Adventures of Moose & Mr. Brown is a great choice for teaching geography.
*Introduce the vocabulary words "imagination" and "inspiration". Mr. Brown uses both words when explaining how he gets his ideas. Engage children in a discussion about using their imagination.
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