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Reviewed by Ty Mall for Readers' Favorite
"Mooseclumps" by Ryan T. Bliss is a poetry book. Mooseclumps, the title character, is a cat with a big ego. The rest of this book has poems about monsters named Mangor and The Grumble, Scotland, ladders, the seasons, body parts and the senses, pillows, cooking, ideas, pranks, mysterious animals, and parents. There is a poem about two arguing magicians named Barnaby and Oliver. And that doesn’t cover the other characters in this book, like Leah, Felix, or Jessica (who hates to wait). This book has both rhyming and free-verse poems, including the day the world ran out of Z’s, Mr. Dumpling’s great speech, and a creature who wonders what it’ll look like after hatching. And there is something special that happens to beaks in this book, too.
I really enjoyed this book. The poem about Grumble was funny, and the ones about dentists and doctors were too. Felix Figbottom’s conundrum was humorous, and gave me something to think about. This is more than a book of poems, because to me, it encourages believing in yourself, imagination, adapting to difficult circumstances, curiosity, putting yourself in someone else’s shoes, and more. And "Mooseclumps" accomplishes these things with wit by showing, instead of telling. I would have liked to see more poems about Mooseclumps the cat in this book. I think that children, parents, and almost anyone would love reading "Mooseclumps". It would be great to read for a bedtime story (if parents and children can stop laughing and fall asleep afterward). Very well done.