I wrote Broose the Moose on the Loose for the children at the Moose Hill School in Londonderry, New Hampshire. One day when I was picking up my grandson from summer school I noticed the glass enclosure with all kinds of moose paraphernalia. I spoke with the principal and told her I would like to create a book and donate it to her moose display. She was thrilled at the idea and soon Broose was part of this display.
I feel pure joy writing for children and hope with God’s help and blessing to continue to write many more fun adventures for children to read and enjoy. I do enjoy writing for MG/PT/YA and 18+ too!
Here I am with my husband, two grandsons and the Kindergarten Coordinator of Moose Hill School and my book back in 2014.
Children will learn valuable life lessons from Broose – always being kind to others and accept differences.
Here is the limerick I wrote for Broose:
Broose the Moose on the Loose
There once was a sad moose named Broose,
Who roamed the woods on the Loose.
He befriended a boy,
Alone but full of joy.
Now Broose is feeling foot loose!
I hope children will enjoy reading Broose and realize that not everyone is the same but we are all the same on the inside. Broose won a Pinnacle Book Achievement Award!
Broose is a sad moose who has no friends until he meets a young boy. Read what happens when Broose meets a boy with the same name as he.
Here are some reviews from Amazon:
Gigi Sedlmayer, Book Excellence Award Finalist winning author of the Talon series5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic tale of a Moose.Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2015Format: Kindle EditionVerified PurchaseClawed by a bear just after birth, Broose the Moose had a nasty scare on his right cheek. He looked tough because of that scar, but other Moose made fun of him. So he was mostly alone and wandered through the woods. But his mother told him to stay away from the humans.
He wandered around until he saw a boy limping along but happy hopping around. Broose watches him and mimicked him by hopping around as well.
The boy stopped what he was doing, hearing Broose hopping along. Then he greeted him and told him that his name was Bruce and that no one wanted to play with him because of his lame leg. Surprised, Broose the Moose told him his name. They both had the same name, but different writing. They found each other and played around until Broose had to go home.
Janice Spina, the author of that fantastic story, wrote at the end. I quote it here, because that it’s all about. Acceptance, friendship.
Mrs.D.5.0 out of 5 stars A Message of Acceptance and FriendshipReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2018Format: Kindle EditionAnother wonderful book by the talented team of Janice and John Spina. The lesson of kindness and understanding is one that children must learn at a very early age. It is easy to be judgmental and mean, but children must first understand what compassion and kindness means.
A vicious bear clawed Broose the Moose at a very early age, leaving him with a scar on his face. Even though Broose looked threatening because of his scar, it did not stop the other moose from teasing him.
The sad loner wanders alone through the forests until he meets a similar loner, a boy with a limp leg. Nobody wants to play with the boy, and he spends his time away from the other children. The two become friends, very different by nature but so similar in their situations.
The author and illustrator have created a sweet, simple tale, easy to understand for a young child. The rhyme style was a bonus, and the illustrations enhanced the story. The message of acceptance and friendship is highlighted clearly: accept people for what they are. I love this story because it will bring a very needed discussion to homes, schools, and reading clubs. Children will remember the valuable lesson this book conveys. I applaud the gifted team of Janice and John Spina for another great teaching story!
SM5.0 out of 5 stars Another Winner by Team SpinaReviewed in the United States on March 12, 2015Format: PaperbackA lonely moose whose name was Broose
Was sad and knew no joy
Until one day, a lucky day
He bumped into a boy
What to know what happened then? Read the book!””
The fabulous children’s books author Janice Spina and husband, the incredibly talented illustrator John Spina, once again, bring to life a wonderful animal character, a friendless young moose who is shunned by other moose because of his facial disfigurement. The Spinas entertain young readers as they convey important life lessons about friendship and kindness.
Highly and warmly recommended.
Be sure to check out Team Spina’s other children books: “Jerry the Crabby Crayfish”, “Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear”, “Lamby the Lonely Lamb”, and “Louey the Lazy Elephant
Allen Smith5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect For Young Children With A Great MessageReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017Format: PaperbackWhat a great little book for young children with a super message that conveys very positive thoughts. Children learn about friendship in this cute little book and how we can relate to each others differences and hardships in life. The color illustrations are wonderful and they show a lot of action. Broose the Moose and Bruce become the best of friends for life after meeting when they are younger. Don’t we all wish we had many friends like that? This book made me smile and I know it will bring joy to the hearts of many young readers
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