Reviewed: January 2, 2002
By: Andrea Beck
Publisher: Kids Can Press
32 Pages, $12.95
Time for another adventure
with the stuffed toy brigade. This time Elliot the Moose gets
the notion to go sailing in the ornamental pond behind the house.
He gets together with Socks, the sock monkey, and they put together
a boat out of what looks like an ice-cube tray, a wooden cutting
board and a wooden spoon (for a mast).
Amy the stuffed sheep catches on and wants to join the ride, but
the boat isn't big enough, so they promise to give her a turn
later. As things develop, it's lucky she wasn't on board when
the boat started to sink, and was able to come up with her own
version of a rowboat to rescue the trapped sailors before they
As always, this is the sort of tale that you could imagine some
kids playing with their stuffies, and the imaginative use of common
kitchen items is quite amusing.
Beck does a nice job on both the art and the text. Parents beware,
though. I think youngsters would probably want to act this one
out with their own toys once they see the idea displayed this