Thursday, December 12, 2019

My Friend Moose'r McDan Blog Tour


Enter for a chance to win a copy of My Friend Moose’r McDan and a plush moose!

Three (3) grand prize winners receive:
  • A copy of My Friend Moose’r McDan
  • A plush moose
Giveaway begins December 6, 2019, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends January 6, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who are thirteen years of age or older in their state or territory of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
Sky Danley Productions is responsible for prize fulfillment.


Written by Sky Danley
Illustrated by Alli Coate
Publisher’s Synopsis: An aggressive hunter bear meets a gentle moose who is looking for a new friend. The moose is so friendly that the bear decides to drop his gun and stop hunting altogether. Instead, the bear learns that it’s more fun to just hang out with a new friend, playing games and enjoying nature. However, after the fall colors change, it’s time for the bear to go back home. The gentle moose is sad because he lost his play friend, so he is again looking for a new one. He invites whoever is reading the book to become his new friend.
Ages 5-6 | Publisher: Sky Danley Productions | October 8, 2019 | ISBN-13: 978-0997345100


A bear in a hunting vest and cap has a moose in his sights, but something makes him pause before pulling the trigger. He wonders why the moose is standing there smiling and asks, "What, Mr. Moose, Are you smiling about?" The reply he hears is, "I'm smiling and wishing You'll be my friend, Will you?" While that might not stop most hunters, this bear takes the time to think about it and realize the value of friendship. Once he puts his gun down, the two have a wonderful time until winter arrives and the bear must leave.

Illustrations by Alli Coate show the shaggy brown bear, vibrantly blue moose, and a background of evergreens, wildflowers, and grasses. The friends play hide and seek while birds and squirrels watch from nearby branches, and Moose literally kicks up his heels as they dance. Most pages have a white background which makes the trees and characters stand out in contrast, but the fall scene is a dazzling mix of reds, oranges, and yellows. I especially like the use of Moose's antlers to convey his mood. When he is happy they perch jauntily on his head, but when he is sad they droop dejectedly.

A simple story about stepping outside of usual roles and making new friends, but also a hopeful tale of choosing to lay down weapons and find common ground with others. This would be a good book to read to youngsters and encourage them to reach out in friendship to those they encounter.


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The Children's Book Review
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Over Coffee Conversations
December 9
Younger Family Fun
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December 10
Word Spelunking
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December 11
Barbara Ann Mojica's Blog
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December 12
The Children's Book Review
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December 13
Fairview Elementary School (Library)
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December 17
icefairy's Treasure Chest
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December 18
Rosco's Reading Room
December 27
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
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The Fairview Review is participating in the blog tour in partnership with The Children's Book Review and Sky Danley Productions.


  1. I am in an area of the country where hunting is a pretty important sport. This would be a great addition to m y small elementary school library. Looking forward to it!

  2. Who wouldn't love a book about a blue moose?