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Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose

Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose is by Dr. Seuss. The picture book has fifty-six pages. Target age groups are children between four and eight-years-old. Due to the long text and difficult rhyming words Thidwick is a Dr. Seuss Read Aloud book.

Thidwick is a moose who lives on Lake Winna-Bango. He lives with a large herd on an island. The moose is a male with large antlers. One day, an insect asks the Big-Hearted Moose may he ride on the antlers. Thidwick responses with a yes. Soon, his antlers are the home to a hoard of ungrateful guests. The unkind guests soon place Thidwick’s life in jeopardy. How do the responsible, Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose gets out of the dangerous situation?

Dr. Seuss' book his wit and rhyme in a humourous book about a painful situation. Children view the animals(guests) one-by-one take advantage of their host’s hospitality. Dr. Seuss’s drawings of each additional guest add humor to the tale. Kids are drawn to the rhyming verse just as the animals are drawn to the antlers.

Children learn an important life lesson: not to take advantage of their host’s hospitality and have respect for other’s possessions. At the age of four and older, kids visit people’s homes. They must learn to treat the homes with respect or lose a good thing.

Also, Thidwick, The Big-Hearted Moose teaches kids about the natural world. They learn a moose migrates during the seasons to find food. Also, they learn that a moose naturally loose their antlers every year.

List of Dr. Seuss Classic Books
And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, 1937
Bartholomew and the Oobleck, 1949
The Butter Battle Book, 1984
Cat in the Hat, 1957
Cat in the Hat Comes Back, 1958
Cat's Quizzer, The
Daisy-Head Mayzie
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? 1973
Dr. Seuss ABC, 1963
Dr. Seuss Sleep Book, 1962
The Five Hundred Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, 1938
The Foot Book, 1968
Fox in Socks, 1965
Great Day for Up! 1974
Green Eggs and Ham, 1960
Happy Birthday to You, 1959
Hop on Pop, 1963
Horton Hatches the Egg, 1940
Horton Hears a Who, 1954
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 1957
Hunches in Bunches, 1982
I Am Not Going to Get up Today!, 1987
I Can Draw It Myself: By Me, Myself with a Little Help from My Friend Dr. Seuss, 1970
I Can Lick Thirty Tigers Today & Other Stories, 1969
I Can Read with My Eyes Shut!, 1978
I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew, 1992
If I Ran the Circus, 1956
If I Ran the Zoo, 1950
King's Stilts, 1939
The Lorax, 1971
McElligot's Pool, 1947
Marvin K. Mooney, Will You Please Go Now, 1972
Mister Brown Can Moo, Can You, 1970
My Book About Me, 1969
Oh, Say Can You Say?, 1979
Oh, the Places You'll Go!, 1990
Oh! The Thinks You Can Think!, 1975
On Beyond Zebra, 1955
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, 1960
Scrambled Eggs Super!, 1953
The Seven Lady Godivas, 1987
Shape Of Me And Other Stuff, 1973
Sneetches And Other Stories, 1969
There's a Wocket in My Pocket! 1974
Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose, 1948
Wet Pet, Dry Pet, Your Pet, My Pet
Yertle the Turtle & Other Stories, 1958
You're Only Old Once