If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff (New York: HarperCollins, 1991) is from the same author as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie which we read last June and very much enjoyed. In this story, rather than a cute little mouse, the visiting animal is a huge moose. Tempted into the home by a boy who offers him a muffin, the moose soon makes himself quite at home, asking for the boy's mom's special blackberry jam, then more muffins. When the boy agrees to make more muffins, a trip to the store is first required and naturally the moose wants to go along. However, first the moose needs a sweater, then needs to sew a button, then make finger puppets and so on. It's quite hilarious with colorful illustrations to engage any early reader.