I Met a Moose in Maine One Day By Ed Shankman – Children’s Book Review

When Grandma’s with a love for books go on vacation, they always leave room for special books in their luggage. At least, this Grandma does. Finding this delightful story in a Bar Harbor, Maine, gift shop was a highlight of the trip. I always like to bring back a momento that gives my granddaughter an idea of what the place I visited was like. I Met a Moose In Maine One Day did that and taught me more about the state I try and visit at least every other year. This present will get a lot more use than the stuffed lobster I brought back when she was two.

Highlights of this five-star book are fun rhyming pages, an adorable story, learning about Maine, and stimulating illustrations.

I Met a Moose in Maine One Day is only available in hardcover, from what I can see. The author and illustrator have purchasing info, study guides, coloring pages, and other goodies on their website. I saw a lot of intriguing titles there. Can her shelf hold more books? I think we’re going to have to find out.

Are you a travelling grandparent with a passion for books?

Thanks for reading,



5-Star Book Review: Animals In My Hair by Mili Fay

Mili Fay has debuted with a wonderfully illustrated children’s book, Animals in my Hair.  814JTeIHVBL._SL1500_

The story is charming, with engagingly illustrated characters, and a clever eBook format.  Mili was kind enough to create videos to help readers get the complete experience her book has to offer.  Watching the videos before I read the book added a lot to the story.

I read Animals In My Hair from the perspective of a parent who has read a lot of books to her children when they were in their younger years, and as an expectant grandmother who is looking forward to reading this story to my grandchild.

I knew right away that this book is a treasure that will be spoken of long after it is read.


Mili Fay, a Toronto-based artist, classical animator, illustrator, writer, and singer is an award winning graduate of Sheridan College and Art Instruction Schools. In November of 2011 she created Mili Fay Art to support the world one artwork at a time. “Animals In My Hair” is her debut picture book and her latest work of art.

As always, thank you for reading,