Picture Book Review: The Adventures of Moose and Mr. Brown

The Adventures of Moose and Mr Brown by Sir Paul Smith
The Adventures of Moose and Mr Brown
by Sir Paul Smith,  Sam Usher (Illustrations)

4 out of 5 stars on GoodReads

When Moose loses his twin brother at the airport, Mr. Brown decides to help him search for his brother. But Moose’s brother must have gotten on a plane somewhere and could be lost anywhere in the world! Mr. Brown gives Moose a job travelling around the world, designing clothing for animals in need.

Moose and Mr. Brown search in Japan, where they design a tail for a flying squirrel. They search in New York, where they design a hat for a bald eagle. They search in Africa (lion pajamas), China (panda eyeglasses), India (cobra bib), and in Australia (kangaroo dungarees).
Finally they arrive in Paris for the big fashion show, and Moose’s last chance to find his twin brother.
The illustrations are cute and quirky! I really loved the imaginative art style. All the characters are stuffed animals who live in the modern world, wearing suits and working jobs. My favorite one is the giraffe wearing the enormous scarf, as shown on the cover.

The story is told in simple prose with a really imaginative plot. Moose and Mr. Brown find so many animals with various needs and they design raincoats, snowshoes, perfumed pants, earmuffs, snorkels, and mittens. Mr. Brown has a whole team of designers, seamstresses, craftsmen, and fashion experts working for him.

I loved this funny story!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a free and honest review.

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