The Muskox and the Caribou
The Muskox and the Caribou is about a baby muskox who is all alone in the tundra when he is found by Mother Caribou, Baby Caribou, and their heard. Mother Caribou loves Baby Muskox and treats him like her own, but he always feels a bit different from Baby Caribou and his friends. Baby Muskox has shaggy brown hair and short legs, while Baby Caribou has short brown hair and long legs. Baby Caribou does not let Baby Muskox play with him and his friends, and it makes Baby Muskox feel sad, lonely, and different than the others. But Mother Caribou always makes him feel loved. Once Baby Muskox is older, Mother Caribou leads him back to a heard that looks just like him. Baby Muskox is thankful that Mother Caribou always loved him.
I loved reading The Muskox and the Caribou. This story reminds me of The Ugly Duckling. The Ugly Duckling knows he is different than the others, but the mother duck still shows him love. One of my favorite things about this book are the illustrations. They are beautiful. The illustrations have lots of detail, showing the tundra and what caribou and muskox look like. The Muskox and the Caribou would be a good story to read to little ones at bedtime or to give elementary aged kids if they are learning about the tundra and the animals who live there.
|Page Count||32 pages|
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