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2/8/11

I'm in the moose for love


Mischievous cupid is blind to race and creed, and apparently to species too! I was trying to think of examples of romance in picture books, and then remembered a book I worked on in my earliest publishing job, A Moose for Jessica by Pat A. Wakefield, with photographs by Larry Carrara (Dutton, 1987).


It is the true story of a moose named Josh who came out of the Vermont woods and fell in love with a Hereford cow named Jessica. The romance lasted for 76 days and is wonderfully documented in this photo-essay.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love it!

Mark said...

Moose love!!

Lauren said...

What a wonderful story of love. Moooooo--se love!

Edie Hemingway said...

I love this! What a great Valentine story!

David LaRochelle said...

That cover photo is fantastic!