I spent a lovely weekend north of the 45th parallel in Pittsburg, NH. On two nights my companions and I drove the 12-mile stretch of road known as "Moose Alley." We drove very slooooowly and were rewarded with seeing a bull moose and a yearling on the first evening, and a cow and her calf on the second.
The absolutely stupidity of the human gawkers must tickle the funnybones of those moose! Drivers stop short, drive erratically while they watch, open car doors, and cross the road, without looking. It's surprising that there weren't more accidents!
We have some delightful moose books in our children's room. Moose make a great subject for picture books with their oddly shaped heads, spindly legs, and massive antlers. Look for one of these on your next visit to the library:
Arnosky, Jim. Big Jim and the White-Legged Moose. [JP ARN] A song about the time Big Jim had pencil and sketchbook in hand while following the trail of a huge bull moose but dropped his art supplies when he climbed a tree for safety.
Greene, Stephanie. Pig Pickin'. [JP GRE] When she is invited to a "pig pickin'," Hildy believes it is a contest to pick the prettiest pig and she hurries down south to enter, accompanied by her good friend Moose, who soon discovers just how wrong she is.
Robinson, Fiona. The Useful Moose: A Truthful, Moose-Full Tale. [JP ROB] A young girl who loves moose is delighted to find them vacationing in her city, and when she and her family invite three young moose to rest at their home, they quickly discover how useful moose can be.
Root, Phyllis. Looking for a Moose. [JP ROO] Four children set off into the woods to find a moose.