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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Set against the backdrop of the Christmas season, Milton the Christmas Moose by Steve and Jean Goodwin is a story of compassion, self-acceptance, and love. Milton the Moose loves Christmas and his entire family, along with him, counted down the days to Christmas every year. Milton’s favorite Christmas storybook was Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Milton was not as athletic as other moose because one of his legs was shorter than the others, and his left side antler was much smaller than the right side one. The other moose teased him and did not let him play games with them. Milton’s parents taught him that the most important thing in life is to be kind to others and be proud of who he was. Milton gave presents to the other moose, even though they made fun of him. He was excited to see what gift Santa would bring him. What is the gift Milton got that year for Christmas?
The story has good messages for children and Milton the Moose is lovable and adorable. The story teaches young readers to treat everyone equally, irrespective of their differences. The illustrations are bright and colorful, and they not only capture the essence of the season, but also breathe life into the characters and story. It is a good bedtime storybook and can be used for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries, especially during the Christmas season. This book is good for children to read as it has excellent messages that can be understood well through Milton's story.